Running is an accessible sport, free for all, fun, good for your health and mind. If you can create your own running route, our run will become more enjoyable and as a result, you will feel more motivated to achieve your goal. I take this opportunity to talk to you about my personal favourite running route in London.
It is starting from the YAMAtune UK office next to Tower Bridge, one of London's most iconic landmarks. It opens and closes when a large ship passes by, so you need to check the schedule advice you have to wait at the bridge's top! Cross the bridge and run west on the south side of the river, past the glass-walled London City Hall and The Shard, the tallest buildings in Europe, and Borough Market, which was also the setting for Bridget Jones's film. Every Saturday, many people are visiting and a delicious smell during a run.
When you return to the Thames, you will see the restored Shakespeare's Theater (The Globe Theater). And if you go a little further, you will see the famous Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Tate Modern. Most museums in London are free to enter, so there are many opportunities to get acquainted with art from a young age, and many artists from home and abroad are holding exhibitions. I am looking forward to seeing Yayoi Kusama's exhibition, one of the top Japanese artists this year.
Next, cross the Millennium Bridge, a suspension bridge from Tate Modern, and St Paul cathedral. If the bridge gets wet, it will slip considerably, so watch your feet! Crossing the bridge carefully, the dome-shaped St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London appears to be approaching. The cathedral seen from the bridge has an extraordinary personality.
I start running east, from the Millennium Bridge towards Tower Bridge. I then cross the river Thames and run past towards the Tower of London, a beautiful registered World Heritage Site with a grim history as an ex-prison and execution site. Worth noting, the notorious guardian crows are still kept there to this very day. After going around the out walls of the Tower of London, I reencounter Tower Bridge and run back towards my starting point, hence completing a 5km run.
I love this circuit and have been running it over and over again: there are many delightful landmarks and beautiful views along the road. What is your favourite running route? Please share your story!
YAMAtune's products, including road and endurance runners in the UK, have been exceptionally well received for their "spider arch" support. We hope that you take this opportunity to try these socks and see for yourself how adequate socks improve your running experience.