I was in London last week at a marketing conference and staying in the City – full of great intentions to fit in a run. But on the first day thanks to my inability to follow Google maps and dreadful sense of direction, I spent way too much time and a not inconsiderable number of miles walking past some quite splendid buildings so was just too tired to add in a run.
But on the second day I woke early and decided it was now or never
My hotel was close to the river so I thought a run across London Bridge then along a section of the Thames path crossing Tower Bridge would make a nice easy route, and no chance of getting lost with Old Father Thames to guide me.
Stepping out at 6.30 am – the sky overhead was grey and unremarkable, but as I turned onto London Bridge the light looking towards Tower Bridge was soft and painterly, with a notion of a Turner picture.
Then as I crossed the bridge and ran along by the river, the sky changed from pale pinky grey, to deep pink, then red and orange – creating one of the best sunrises I have seen.
I think the pictures sum it up better than I can
Perfect runner’s treat.