Five Faves - 2017 Top Trips

If you follow us on Instagram (and you really should - @helloruntheworld) you'll know that we've been in a reflective mode over the last few weeks.  We've been looking back at where we've been and, most excitingly, where we've been running over the past year, and trying to decide our favourites to share with you. 

It's been a tough call but here they are:

#1 #runpatagonia

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Patagonia. Is. Stunning.  We knew it would be and it was even better than we expected.  In Spring 2017 we were lucky enough to visit both the Argentinian and Chilean sides of Patagonia.  Fun fact - if you trek or run from anywhere in El Chaltén, a village in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, you are heading towards the real life Patagonia logo.  There are so many different routes you can take, ranging from day hikes to multi-day camping trips.  Whatever you decide to do you are guaranteed breathtaking views... and maybe some sore legs the next day. 

#2 #runiceland

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Iceland: land of fire and ice, truly. For Game of Thrones fanatics and nature photographers to roamers, dreamers and doers, Iceland is for everyone. We roadtripped right around the country, hitting the Fjords, the far-reaching isolated East Iceland, and round the bottom to better-trodden paths of the Jökulsárlón (we quickly got used to not being able to say anything!). To make the best of this overwhelming volcanic-icey-romantic-harsh beauty, take your running stuff - you'll get to see a lot more.

#3 #runsanfrancisco

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There will always be a special place in our hearts for San Francisco.  We love running in San Francisco.  We've run countless routes along the Embarcadero, crossed Golden Gate Bridge and braved the hills of the Presidio. But... can anything beat a run up Bernal Heights and bumping into an entire pack of puppies?! We think not. And better yet, when you get to the top you get an incredible view of the entire city.  And better better yet, you can reward yourself with a burrito when you make it back to the Mission. 

#4 #runitaly

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Running and Prosecco is always a killer combo for us.  It just so happened that this run was even better than usual.  We ran in the Dolomites, there were blankets when we arrived at the restaurant, there was strudel and there were camels (no joke).  We never would have found this place without our friend from Bolzano.  If you're in Northern Italy you have to go to Seiser Alm and check it out. 

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#5 #runlondon 

Without a doubt our number one favourite run of the year was our very first #runlondon run.  We had the best time running with friends, old and new, and sharing new facts about our beautiful city.  So what it was the coldest day of the year?  That meant we had the streets to ourselves, the sky was blue, the sun was shining.  Read all about it here and stay tuned for more runs

We're so excited to find new routes in 2018.  Where shall we go first?

 

Laura Cannon