London is the perfect place to live for runners. Along with its legendary full-size marathon, marginally less strenuous half-marathons include the Royal Parks Run and the Capital Landmarks Half - new for 2017. What fitter way to get know London?
So which is London’s fittest neighbourhood? Well, The Wharf online paper has published tips for first time marathon runners from a number of local fitness experts. Dexters also notes that Canary Wharf will open for workout business 24/7 from mid-February, when Pure Gym extends its opening hours.
Room for a fitness regime is certainly a buyer priority that owners and developers across London cater to. Dexters have seen some spectacular basement gyms built beneath central London period properties, while new-builds like this fantastic development in Hammersmith offer on-site gym membership. Easy access to the Thames path and green spaces is often part of a buyer’s brief too - a need that new developments in Southwark's riverside neighbourhood easily meet, together with jogging distance properties near the Royal parks of Westminster and Kensington.
It would seem that London is on the run and Dexters is no exception, pounding the streets every day to ensure buyers have the best choice of London property for sale. If you’re interested in buying a new property, contact our new homes team.
TOP TIPS: Train for the route. If has a lot of assents find somewhere with these features. If you can only find one hill, perform hill reps to build up endurance. Do not waste energy trying to run all the assents, walk them to give you a little recovery time and you can easily make the time up on the way down. Look after your feet. Use Vaseline between your toes to prevent rubbing or layers of zinc oxide tape over hot spots on the heels or balls of the feet. Carb up the night before. This is the fuel your body will be using first thing. Also have a good meal on the day and use energy drinks and gels along the way.