The last two official squares of the Monopoly board were on my list today, taking me to Mayfair and Park Lane. Only the gas company to go, it has been suggested I look for a gas tank somewhere in central London, that one will be the last of my Monopoly challenge before we return to Italy.
It was grey but warmish today, and I ran down Shaftesbury Avenue, towards Chinatown and Piccadilly, heading up Clarges Street towards Park Lane. And there it is in all its glory in my third photo. Such a grotty road really, yet with such a glamorous reputation.
Next onto Mayfair – which is not a road just an area so I chose a view of Grosvenor St, as the Grosvenor family own most of Mayfair.
On the way back I scooted through Covent Garden and Holborn and saw the Aston Martin parked in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Now forgive me, but if you can actually afford an Aston Martin do you really need a registration plate ‘YES 1AML’ – which I am guessing is meant to signify yes I own an Aston Martin. We know you do – it’s parked on the side of the road. So in the self congratulatory vein my registration plate for today’s run is ‘YES I4K’
But the true achievement today was by our friend Abi, who when the Bath half marathon was cancelled today, still went out and ran a half marathon, but all on her own. Wow she deserves ‘YES 21K’, maybe the owner of YES 1 AML might oblige by buying it.
7 Seconds – Youssou N’Dour
New York Minute – Don Henley
Have A Nice Day – Stereophonics
What About Us – The Saturdays and Sean Paul
Night Fever – Bee Gees
Spring Affair – Donna Summer
Dancing In The Dark – The Boss
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
The Boys Of Summer – Don Henley
Forever Autumn – Jeff Wayne, Richard Burton, Justin Hayward
Winter Melody – Donna Summer
7 Years – Lukas Graham
Right Here, Right Now – Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron
1999 – His Purple Highness
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones
8 Mile – Eminem
Steppin’ Out – Joe Jackson
Step On – Happy Mondays
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Fall At Your Feet – Crowded House
Sunday Morning – The Velvet Underground
Second Hand News – Fleetwood Mac
Average Pace 7:03 (mins/km)
Elevation Gain 73 metres
Kms Done 356.5km
Kms To Do 1661.5km
12 burpees to do and squats – yuck….