FKT: Mark Kerry - London Monopoly Board (United Kingdom) - 2021-02-21

Athletes
Gender category
Male
Route variation
open course
Multi-sport
No
Style
Supported
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Finish date
Total time
1h 31m 46s
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Started out at 7:30am and the roads were clear, weather was perfect so only had shorts and a t-shirt on. Having looked at the previous routes I managed to utilise my London road knowledge and refine the route to slightly less elevation and distance to the previous FKT (Marginal Gains).

The route was fast and dry, unfortunately David who started out with me had to drop off at 8km due to a slight hamstring strain however I pressed on when it became apparent he couldn't continue (Wouldn't have done this on a trail but we live local).

Ran unsupported and took some Maurten 160 mix as well as a couple of gels.

The route went as follows:

     GO: Lambeth North Station

  1. Old Kent Road
  2. Fenchurch St Station
  3. Whitechapel Rd
  4. Liverpool St Station
  5. Fleet St (Took a slightly different route through Bank)
  6. Bow Street
  7. Leicester Square
  8. Trafalgar Square
  9. Strand (Did this after rather than prior to Bow Street)
  10. Northumberland Avenue
  11. Whitehall
  12. Pall Mall
  13. Coventry St
  14. Picadilly
  15. Vine St
  16. Regent St
  17. Great Malborough St
  18. New Bond St (As per Miki's report there isn't an actual Bond St anymore)
  19. Mayfair (Grosvenor Square & Brook Street)
  20. Park Lane
  21. Oxford St
  22. Marylebone Station (I went to Train Station rather than Underground, It was slightly further)
  23. Euston Road
  24. Kings Cross Station
  25. Pentonville Rd
  26. The Angel Islington

Great route by Mark Lamb and cracking previous attempt by Miki and Kelly, would definitely run this again!