Saturday 20th July


A very long and feature packed day.

5.30am Welwyn to St Albans – St Albans Cathedral and Abbey (8-9miles), then to Verulanium Park for

9.00am St Albans Parkrun

10am leave St Albans

1.45 – 2.30pm Brent Cross Shopping Centre (24 miles)

3.15pm – 3.30pm The Woodman Highgate (27 miles)

5pm St Paul’s Cathedral (18) (32 miles)

[Total including Parkrun, 35 miles]

Post Run

There’s so much to pack in as we head into the heart of the capital. Not only that but the city has an important bearing on my family and some of the inspiration for the Big TOE. My great-great-great grandfather was Sir James Wainwright and as Treasurer he led the fundraising for the advancement of modern hospitalisation, refurbishing St Thomas’ Hospital in line with the guidance of Florence Nightingale. My mum was the fashion buyer for Liberty of London in the 60s, and helped introduce the catwalk to London working with Mary Quant.

Evening river walk or cycle – Fleet Street – Temple Church – Somerset House – Blackfriars Bridge – National Theatre – South Bank – St Thomas’ Hospital – Big Ben – Whitehall – The Mall – Buckingham Palace – St James Palace – The Ritz – Liberty of London – Trafalgar Square – Leicester Square – Chinatown – The Royal Opera House