Thought I would put a little list together of places I enjoy to run in East London so if you fancy a walk/jog/run then you can go and check them out:
Victoria Park was the first public park in the city of London. It’s separated into two halves so make sure you don’t miss out half of it! One side is significantly bigger than the other. It is about 4.5k to run round the outside of the park. They do lots of 10k races in this park – check out runners world for line ups for 10k’s http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/
Weavers Fields, Bethnal Green
Weavers Fiends in Bethnal Green is a great place to start off running if you are a beginner. You can do small laps of this park and they have various pieces of equipment you can use to exercise around the edge if you want to spice up the laps. http://www.qype.co.uk/place/126909-Bethnal-Green-Park-London
London Fields in Hackney. This is a smaller park not too far from Victoria Park or Regents Canal. It has a couple of great features like a 50 metre heated open air pool http://www.hackney.gov.uk/c-londonfields-lido.htm and a table tennis table.
West Ham Park
West Ham Park is the largest park in Newham. For the keen runners it even has a running track in the summer! They do a West Ham run summer series for those keen runners defo something to look at next year http://newhamclassic10k.com/parkrun2010summer/home.htm
The Regents Canal
The regents canal is a great place to run, it’s flat and you can really get into “the zone”. You can do parts of the canal or even marathon training along it due to the distance it spans. It starts up at Little Venice and runs through Camden, Kingcross, Islingston, Broadway Market, Victoria Park all the way to Limehouse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regent’s_Canal
Mile End Park
A funny narrow park based along the canal. About 1.5 miles from north to south. This park also houses the Mile End climbing wall http://www.mileendwall.org.uk/
Happy running – make sure you keep safe. If you need a running partner give me a shout as I might know someone who would be keen to partner up. Remember weather walking, jogging or running you need good trainers. I get mine from the sweatshop http://www.sweatshop.co.uk/ they work out your unique running style and find a trainer that suits you.