New Game
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 13:33
martian77 in Running, commute, training, transport

I changed jobs in the new year, and that includes a whole new commute. I'm now working in Oxford, so I have to get the train (driving would be madness). That gives me two options for the journeys to and from the stations: bike or run. Each section of the run is around 1.5 miles - the Didcot end is slightly shorter and the Oxford end slightly longer. If I did it every day, this would give me more miles per week than I've ever done before, but I'm mixing it with cycling. 

So, what's the game?

Well, the Oxford end of the run is right through the middle of town at some busy times of day. Some people say they hate urban running, but I've discovered I quite enjoy it. There are a number of rules:

There may be others, but those are the core. It takes quite a lot of concentration. Tactics employed so far: 

I got it down under 15 minutes this morning. The game went well. Still got trapped a couple of times though, so room for improvement!

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