Runner's World (UK) - - RAVE RUN -

HAV­ING BEEN A RUN­NER for over a decade, and lived in the same city and run the same routes for all that time, I feel I have to work a bit harder to find in­spi­ra­tion and ful­fil­ment as the years pass. Our goal in this Ad­ven­ture Is­sue of RW is to in­spire you to seek out new ex­pe­ri­ences and add fun and chal­lenge to your run­ning.

When we think of ad­ven­ture, we tend to think of far-flung places, and we cer­tainly tick those off this month. On page 46, our re­porter is sur­rounded by the stun­ning beauty of the Swiss Alps, but does not have the en­ergy to ap­pre­ci­ate it as he bat­tles the world’s long­est stair race. Or if desert is more your thing, check out our fea­ture on the beau­ti­ful but bru­tal Marathon des Sables Peru on page 54.

But we also wanted to show that you don’t need to go far to en­joy a run­ning es­capade – all you need is a shift in mind­set. Our fea­ture on page 30 shows you how you can cre­ate your own run­ning ad­ven­ture on the streets of your home­town – whether it’s rac­ing buses or tick­ing off his­tor­i­cal land­marks on the move.

We were so in­spired by this DIY ethos that we cre­ated our own event on our doorstep – the Lon­don Peaks Re­lay, in which a group of like-minded friends were tasked with run­ning 150 miles to the high­est point in each of the cap­i­tal’s bor­oughs in less than 24 hours. Read all about it on page 36, and then get plan­ning your own ad­ven­ture. The only limit is your imag­i­na­tion.

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