18Km Eltham Palace walk


We haven’t trained for four weeks, what with our ski holiday and John’s trip to the Gulf last week, and the Moonwalk2013 is now only four weeks away so on went the trainers this morning and off we went.


We decided that we’d ease our way back into training and walked just over 18km the morning. Our walk took us up to Eltham Palace, childhood home of King Henry VIII. It didn’t look very Tudor to me but that’s because it was rebuilt in the Art Deco style by the Courtauld family in the last century. On the way, through the City of London School Sports Ground as it turns out, we came across some fantastic views over London to Canary Wharf and the Gherkin, the Shard, the Walkie Talkie building, the O2 and the London Eye.


We take Oscar on these training walks so we walk off road and through parks wherever possible  – we are always amazed at the extent of the green spaces and walking routes in London – so he can scurry along off the lead and covers a lot more mileage than us. For a change the weather wasn’t cold today and the sun shone, but it was so windy that my baseball cap blew away a few times and the recent rain meant that we had to contend with mud yet again. Still, there will be no hills on the actual Moonwalk route through London. Or mud, I hope.


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