Regent’s Canal Run

Here is a little map of the run.

This entry is a little tour of London from pictures I took on my long Sunday run. The first stop was Sigmund Freud’s home near Swiss Cottage. He lived here the last year of his life after escaping the Nazi occupation of Vienna. He died one year later of cancer.

 

The next stop was Primrose Hill on the way down to Regent’s Park.  I stopped to snap a picture of the London Fog from the top of Primrose Hill.

On my way down the hill I ran into my friend Joyce who is training for the London Marathon. We had a chance to catch up while we ran 2 miles on the Regent’s Canal from the London Zoo to Camden Lock.  Below are pictures of the Camden Town Markets and Camden Lock along the canal.

Regent’s Canal has been one of my favourite long run locations. It’s only 2 miles from our flat and it’s a quiet escape from the buzz of the city. Some parts aren’t that scenic, but on a Sunday morning you are guaranteed to find some nice, quiet stretches to run.

The canal was built in the early 19th century as one of the many project put forth by the Prince Regent and his architect, John Nash.

One reason for bringing my phone along (which allowed me to document the run with pictures) was that I have never run past the Islington Tunnel before. Usually when I get to this 1000yd long tunnel I turn around and it makes a nice 10 mile run out and back from our flat.

 

 

Today I continued over ground to the other end of the tunnel and hopped back on the tow path.  I continued for 2 more miles, past Victoria Park.  At this point I was very close to the 2012 Olympic Park. That will be topic of my next post.

I hit the 9 mile mark on my run just as I approached the appropriately named Mile End Tube station.  I hopped on the tube for 30 minute ride back home!

 

 

 

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