Best Places To Live In London For Runners

On the hunt for a house in the Big Smoke & I want to make sure I've got good places to run around!

21 to 23 of 23 messages
31/07/2013 at 11:40

I live and run in Ealing which has four large parks, is surrounded by miles and miles of canal paths, is 3 miles from the Thames footpath and 5 miles from Richmond Park. I never get bored finding new routes although I do have to get back home before the curfew siren is sounded.

31/07/2013 at 17:18

is that a flat area? 

I live in Enfield N21, so if I leave the house and head east it's all flat, if I head west it's all hilly/undulating. Best of both worlds- but still has poor air quality at times. 

31/07/2013 at 20:41
Flob wrote (see)

Stay in the suburbs or just outside if you want to be able to breath while running. London is horrid when busy- so unless you slways run between 3 and 4 a.m it isn't great. 

Or stay in town for the buzz and proximity to work and jump on a train for 20 mins thst'll tske you to the air quality that you will crave!

or if you want similar effects to altitude training, run in town lol

I run through central London at least a couple of times a week. Don't tend to notice the air quality but hate to think what it's doing to my lungs. 

 

To the OP. I live in shepherds bush. Isn't great for running and I end up doing most my runs along roads. I can get to nicer runs if I go about 1 1/2 miles north south or east  but have to do that first bit along roads.


We'd love you to add a comment! Please login or take half a minute to register as a free member
21 to 23 of 23 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW Forums