With news of the worlds oldest marathon runner (age 101!) retiring this week, it made us think about how important it is to stay healthy and fit. The average Londoner works 45 hours a week, making our working days the longest in the country and in Europe (London Standard). Add busy social lives with long commutes it’s not always easy to stay fit, but if a man of 101 can run 16 miles a day we can at least try…right?

In efforts to stay active during the rather depressing winter months, a few of the Parker Hobart team members have taken to running and walking home from work. Once you join the running commute it’s easy to notice how many runners and cyclists are also making the journey home. The London Olympics inspired a lot of us to get moving and sport icons like Mo Farah and Usain Bolt have made running cool once again. Navigating the busy streets, fighting traffic, enduring cold and rainy weather, dark mornings and even darker nights makes running in London one of the hardest things to do. That’s why we think it’s great that running clubs are popping up all over the city in an effort to get more people off the tubes and trains and hitting the pavement!

One of our favourites is Home Run London. All you have to do is show up and start running, and to make it easier they even carry your bags for you…making it a no brainer! Home Run London

So pack your running shoes tomorrow morning and get out there…the streets of London are waiting for you.