If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll be aware that my Salomon XT Wings challenge – to run the central London tube map – ended in the middle of last week, and since then I’ve been suspiciously quiet about it.
At the time of my last posting, I had two more lines left to complete and only one day left to do it. Not being of the easily defeated variety, I left work all togged up for running, took two buses and two tubes, battled across multiple time zones and arrived at 7:30pm to a drizzly evening in a grim, grey location. The only point of brightness and colour was a large golden M on the other side of the street. I’m ashamed to say I trogged across that road and gorged myself on a big mac meal before returning to the tube station to reverse the journey back home.
Hours of my evening wasted and zero miles added to my tally.
and here’s what I managed:
I think I may well go back and finish this off at a later date, the Victoria line picks through some great spots and I’d like to see it completed. For now though, I am just happy to return to my runs along the river, where I can roll out of bed and set off running without first having to share bugs with London’s sick in an overcrowded train carriage.
Salomon XT Wings Challenge
104 Tube Stations