Run Off, Run On

Bus, run.

Tube, run.

Boat, run.

DLR, run.

A lot of people hate London because of its transport. I bloody love it.

You know you are a Londoner when you are annoyed at waiting any more than 5 minutes for any form of public transport.

When I go back to Southampton, waiting half an hour for a bus seems a lifetime compared to the multitude of options at my disposal.

This makes it so much easier to run to places and more importantly, get back from places.

Tonight, I ran to Bethnal Green and then got an infamous Boris Bike home.

boris bikes

On Saturday I’ll run out to Essex before jumping on a train home and then on Sunday another train/run/train/bus.

London is at the same time the worst place in the world to run; and the best*.

No matter where I run to, within 45 minutes I am sure to be close to home via hook, crook or…book??

The length of bus journey is phenomenal.

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One side of the city to the other. North to South, East to West, vice versa and beyond. Wherever I end up there is likely to be a big red one just waiting for me.

The idea is to run everywhere but if I don’t make it or simply give up, it is always good to know that a friendly bus/tram/tube/train driver will be there to get me home.

*I have only really lived and run in Auckland, Southampton and London so probably not the best sample.

Day 28 (1 minute to go)

Total words: 9,170
Total miles: not sure, waiting for strava to SYNCCCCCC!

#writeandrun31

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One thought on “Run Off, Run On

  1. I restarted my running days in london. Usually twickenham teddington richmond and the park mostly along the thames. London is a good city to run!

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