6°C and sunny. 6.2 miles, 52m36s, 8m32s/mile – via Strava

A beautiful, sunny day in London today, perfect conditions to get this runstreak (or Janathon if you prefer) started. An easy 6 miles along the Thames, one of my favourite loops between Hammersmith and Barnes bridges (although more on a slight twist to an old favourite below). Great to see so many other runners out and about at 11am – and why not – it’s been a while since we had a sunny day in London.

Usually I run along the towpath or Lonsdale Road to get back to Hammersmith Bridge. Knowing that the towpath was going to be ridiculously muddy after all the rain we’ve had, I kept right and on a slightly higher and less muddy trail between the towpath and the road. Before I knew it, I had entered Leg o’Mutton Nature Reserve.

Annoyingly, I did not bring my camera, but I will definitely bring it the next time I come this way. A wonderful little oasis complete with a wide range of wild birds (at least according to the signs and Thames Wilderness page about Leg o’Mutton Reserve).