Over the course of 2010, I will be running the length of every London Underground train line. I started yesterday, going about 14 miles or so around the route of the Circle Line.
Let’s use the Victoria Line as our example. I”ll “touch-in” with my Oyster card at Brixton then turn around and run back up the steps to the street. Then I’ll run to every Victoria Line Tube stop on my way overland to Walthamstow Central where I’ll lean over the barriers and “touch-out” so I’ve got a record of the journey. That’ll be around 19 miles.
There’s about 13 Tube lines so I’ll spread them out over the year.
- I love exercise and particularly when it’s outdoors
- I love London and this is an opportunity to see it in a different way
- I was in desperate need of an adventure fix and this is cheap, easy and fun
- To encourage other people to embrace their surroundings, whatever they may be, and have an everyday adventure
I’ll also be raising money for the British Lung Foundation in due course.
I’ll be documenting it with photos, maybe some videos and possibly even with a GPS tracker if technology allows. You’ll be able to follow my progress on this blog and can check the Challenge page at any time for the latest.