Saturday saw a team of seven of us running the 20K between Upminster Bridge station and West Ham station on the District Line. This is an interesting route with fields and parks giving way to streets and finally the Greenway on top of the main sewer out of East London.
We needed the run. For some it was a psychological barrier, for others a test of fitness with 8 weeks to go until the event. But on the day we had a beautiful run. Cold but sunny, a cafe at the end with all we could eat and the camaraderie of runners pushing themselves for nearly two and a half hours.