More and more people are choosing running as their preferred choice of exercising. We’ve made a selection of the best running spots in the UK and have also created a board with some of the fashion essentials you’ll need to keep in shape this season, because who said you can’t run in style?
1. Hyde Park (London)
Hyde Park is probably one of the most popular running spots in the UK. The 253 hectares park offers a 5.12 miles flat route that can suit the needs of beginner or expert runners by choosing different paths through the park.
Exercise a little after a long day at work and enjoy the The Serpentine lake and the beauty of Kensington Gardens.
2. The Canals (Manchester)
This is an urban route around one of the most beautiful areas of Manchester, its canals and waterways. These canals were used originally to transport coal and raw materials to the centre of the city, nowadays they are used for recreation and leisure activities.
3. Holyrood Park (Edinburgh)
Exercising around Holyrood Park and Arthur’s seat during a summer evening can become one of the most beautiful running experiences. This can be an intense route so beginners might want to try some other areas of the city such as The Meadows.
4. Edgbaston Reservoir (Birmingham)
This canal feeder reservoir in the Ladywood district of Birmingham is the perfect scenery for a short run. The 1.75 mile route around the reservoir can be combined with the Summerfield.
If you’re interested in other sports you can also use the reservoir for practicing activities such as sailing, kayaking or rowing.
5. The Downs (Bristol)
The Clifton and Durdham Downs in Bristol are a great place to run in the heart of the city. The Downs are one of Bristol’s most popular and historic open spaces, used for sports, events and wildlife spotting.
You can chose from different routes, going from 1.5 to 3 miles, all of them fairly flat and generally ok to run in all kind of weather.
Once you’ve decided where you’re going to go running next time, why don’t you take a look at this board we’ve prepared with some of the most fashionable sport clothes?
Even if you are a true fashion victim, there’s no excuse for not running this spring! High fashion brands have started to include sports garments in their collections. We’ve chosen these salmon Alexander McQueen shoes for Puma, a collaboration between the iconic English fashion house and the German sportswear company. Can you find an excuse now?
What are your favourite running spots? What do you like wearing when you go running? Share your running tips with us in the comments section below!