The Race: London Landmarks Half Marathon
Who we ran with: Strava
How far did we go? 13.1 miles
Plodded upon: Roads, all closed too!
What did we wear:
- Bra – Lulu Lemon
- Top – Lulu Lemon
- Shorts – Lulu Lemon
- Shoes – Adidas
Where’d we go?
Things kick off at Pall Mall, and it’s not long before the first of the landmarks is hit with Nelsons Column. It’s up past Charing Cross, before taking a High Holborn switchback to pass Somerset house and tootle over the river. Up and over, and back over the bridge you’ll find yourself following the river until making a quick visit to St Pauls, past the Royal Court of Justice and finally ticking off the Bank of England to begin your real city tour. A few wiggles and tight corners later, you’ll run all the way up to the Tower of London before a long (but downhill) dive towards the home-straight passing the London Eye, before embracing one of the infamous London Marathon segments, and once again switching back once you hit Big Ben to finish moments from Downing Street.
The LANDMARKS of course! There’s nothing quite like being a tourist in your own city, and actually taking time to appreciate the beauty of it. The fact we got to tie it in with running a half was simply an added bonus!
H struggled a little with the many tight corners due to a slightly tight hip, yet E thrived off these. All we’d say is that due to these it’s perhaps not a PB course… although we ran ours!
Why this Race…
It’s incredibly well organised, runs quite the route and the medal is exceptional!
Amanda Holden who kicked us off, and Amy Hopkinson and Ces Menato who also featured as our top pre race partners.
Mid run Brainwave…
“I wonder how the man is the straight jacket is doing…”
Pre run overnight oats with honey and peanut butter, and a nibble of the Munchfit muffins because we simply couldn’t resist! We obviously tucked into more of these post race!
Number 1 Fan…
The Strava team, letting us take over their Instagram for the day. We received such love following our stories.
If you Fancy a Go…
Visit the website: https://www.llhm.co.uk/