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Best places to train for Ultra London … in London

With only 2 months to go until Ultra London you’ve most probably started training in the lead up to the event! Here are a few of the best places to train in London:

Richmond Park

Richmond Park is a great place to train for an ultra with over 2,500 acres of beautiful parkland and a varied terrain with flat paths and steep inclines to challenge your endurance. The park has a 7-mile loop that's popular with runners and cyclists, and is also home to several running clubs that offer training sessions.

Thames Path

The Thames Path is a fantastic location for long-distance running, stretching over 180 miles from its source in Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier in London. The section of the path that runs through London offers stunning views of the city skyline and is perfect for training for an ultra event. The path is mainly flat, making it ideal for longer runs, and it's also traffic-free, making it safer than running on busy roads.

Thames Path, river and bridge

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is a popular location for runners with a range of terrain to suit all abilities. The park offers challenging hills, open fields, and woodland paths, making it an excellent location for training for an ultra event.

The Olympic Park

The Olympic Park, home to the 2012 London Olympic Games, offers a range of running routes and facilities, making it an excellent location for ultra training. The park has several flat paths and hills, and the Olympic Stadium is a popular spot for hill repeats.

Epping Forest

Not exactly in London but just on the outskirts, Epping Forest is a vast woodland area that covers over 6,000 acres. The forest offers a range of terrain, from flat paths to steep hills, making it an excellent location for ultra training.

We hope you enjoy training for the event and can't wait to see you on the start line! Not signed up yet? Choose your distance and secure your place here.

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