bridges [TDC385]

bridges

The Bridges of London. Another nice running adventure that I have thought about doing for years, [it was earmarked for a month back, during the 7/7 training] ticked off the list. Or sort of, as I need to check I didn’t miss a bridge somehow?

Went and ran Bushy parkrun [as I thought I may as well make use of the train fare in one direction] which was a slow run [can’t be anything but, given the hordes of runners] and on the last running of this course apparently. Thought I was out of luck as it then poured with rain for 10 minutes! I then jogged back across Hampton Court Bridge for a ‘warm up’ 5 mile trot.

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I then ran back along the Thames crossing each and every pedestrian navigable bridge along the way. Hampton Court Bridge to Tower Bridge. 30 miles and I even got in a few hundred steps due to the bridges. It would make a decent short Ultra event route?

Not as comfortable a day as it should have been for some reason. Had to stop and get supplies after about 24 miles total. A litre and a half of fruit juice left me rather bloated but able to carry on fine. Had to go annoyingly slow around the busier areas of central London [Westminster, Southbank] near the end.

35 miles total day. Another, slightly shorter, long run tomorrow for B2B one. Laughing my head of though as I realised to get my smashrun Ultra badge I need to do 50km and it says “If you stop at 49.5 kilometers you’re out of luck,” well today I did over 35 miles but as I restarted the watch to just log the bridges and that stopped at 49.3km I’m out of luck!! Oh well the Ultra badge can wait till another day.

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TDC 385 days 3867 miles
RTR70 1413/3360 [29]

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