Run 1 - The Classics, London

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Location: London

Distance: 10km

Guide: Ellie 

We did it!  Run The World's first run was a tour of the classics - the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Millennium Bridge, the Globe and, finally, Borough Market.

We're happy to report that it was a spectacular London morning.  Although extremely extremely cold, the sky was blue and the sun was shining so we were all bright eyed and excited to get running.  Perhaps unsurprisingly the roads were empty at 9am (the last Saturday before Christmas weekend, we assume there were still some hangovers being nursed at that hour).  We had Westminster to ourselves! 

Ellie, our guide, stopped at the landmarks to tell us some of the lesser known facts about London and some of the other runners shared some tidbits.  Did you know that Buckingham Palace was originally purchased from a private owner for only £21,000? Or that when Queen Victoria lived there, she had a returning visitor who stole food and underwear?

We finished up at Borough Market, looking for a coffee to warm up after our chilly run.  However, when the line for Monmouth was too long we were forced to go for champagne instead.  We just had to, right?

We'd love to hear from you.  What are your favourite routes in London?  Where do you love to go to refuel after?

Stay tuned for more runs coming up in early 2018.  We can't wait to Run The World with you.