As of January, my husband and I are relocating to London, England! Despite the fact that we have 400 things to do to wrap up life in Toronto and set up life in London, I can’t help but start searching for interesting running routes or cool races to run in our new city. I’ve run pretty much every major race in every available distance in Toronto. 5K, 10K, 21.1K, 30K, 42.2K. I’ve even run a relay and a random 11K race in Prince Edward County earlier this year. It’s not say I wouldn’t do these races again, but the idea of having a whole new race agenda in another country is pretty badass.
Clearly, we aren’t moving to England so I can run. (Though that would be pretty awesome!) My husband got a great job there, and my company graciously offered to transfer me to our London office. I’m so thankful and excited that we can both go on this cool journey together.
I hope that my Toronto/Canadian followers will continue to read this blog, despite the changing focus to European races. I’ve only ever run one – The British 10K – and it was a terrific jaunt through all the most historic parts of London. Perhaps I’ll sign up again this year!
I found this website called The Runner’s Guide to London and was literally filled with glee. The Shakespeare Run?! As an English major and runner, this kind of makes me want to get up and dance. This website also has routes already planned for you with a map, total distance, terrain and info. My excitement level is off the charts.
We have a long list of things on our to-do list before we get to London, and I need to focus on the important stuff (like getting a visa). However, I can’t seem to stop myself from reviewing and planning a racing agenda. I also need to figure out important things like the closest running route to our new flat and whether I can transfer my Runner’s World subscription to the UK version or not. Clearly, my priorities are somewhat off.
I’m looking forward to sharing my running adventures in London with you. If you’ve ever run a great race there, leave me a comment. I’m open to all suggestions.
Cheerio! (or whatever they say in London)