Managed a measly 17 miles last week as I went away for a long weekend and managed to catch the hacking cough lurgy. Uni athletics training starts up again tomorrow, so I'll have to get some running in!
17 miles this year, 1236 to go. In 1236, a tournament at Tickhill in Yorkshire turned into a battle between northerners and southerners - peace was restored by papal legate. That's one way of ending your standard pub fight I guess.
I love Richmond Park. One end is close to Wimbledon Common so you could mix the two up a bit.
I'll second Denbies Vineyard, Lloyd Park and Happy Valley/Farthing Downs. If you go out of Lloyd Park and run down the road you can meet up with the London Loop for a very nice run through some hilly woods.
Quite a bit of the North Downs Way is easily accessible from London. The Guildford to Dorking section is lovely and includes Denbies - it's stunning in the spring and goes through a big bluebell wood.
Dubai runner, I didn't stay at home to watch every single event for the sake of it, but I did watch the ones I was interested in. I was at the velodrome recently and it was actually a bit odd to see it without all the London 2012 signs plastered all over the place.
10 chilly miles this morning through the woods - 1243 to go. The city of Brno was made a royal city in 1243; these days it's the second largest city in the Czech Republic and has an asteroid named after it.