The UK General Election Run

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Since I ran past Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace the day after Princess Charlotte was born, I thought with today being the UK general election, I would run past Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. Always at the centre of things – that’s me!

This only adds a mile onto my run home from my London office, and is far nicer than running the most direct route along the main road anyway.

First off, a pre-run snack. I had wanted to buy a Clif Bar, but completely ran out of time to get to a running shop, and had to take whatever the supermarket had. This Trek Bar wasn’t bad at all.

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My office is right by St. Paul’s Cathedral, and not from The Thames. This means I can get straight to running, without hitting too many crowds.

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I can run over half the way following the Thames.

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It gets really busy down by Westminster – and this was especially true today with the general election!

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I hate antisocial runners charging along busy pavements, so take it slowly and wait if necessary. Even though this bit takes a while, it’s only about a quarter of a mile of my run so it’s no big deal if I have to walk. I can pick on the pace later.

 

There was no shortage of press hanging out. Hmmm, I saw a lot of press on Sunday too. I wonder if they’re actually following me…..

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Then it quietens down again as I head west, through Battersea…

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…and then I leave the river and head across Clapham Common

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BOOM!

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My right calf is feeling a bit tight, so I gave it some attention with The Stick and my Therapearl ice pack.

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*wolf-whistle*

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Have you run past anything interesting recently?

Did you vote today?

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  1. […] I ran home from work on Friday, along the Thames which I haven’t done since May. […]

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