|The Greenwich Foot Tunnel|
|The old Royal Naval College at Greenwich with Greenwich|
Park including the Royal Observatory in the background
The early kilometres were across the Isle of Dogs through narrow streets that were a mixture of poorer residential and businesses until I reached a large wasteland that has since been developed into Mudchute Park. Here I ran along dirt and grass trails across the vast wasteland to reach the new Islands Garden railway station and the Greenwich Foot Tunnel and joined the foot commuters crossing under the Thames. The Tunnel was a highlight of the run, with a spiral staircase at either end of about 100 steps and the tunnel itself nearly 400 metres long. I can remember striding out along the tunnel, dodging round pedestrians, and then running up the staircase at the end, taking the steps two at a time and trying to maintain my momentum.
|The modern day Isle of Dogs|
I visited the Isle of Dogs in 2012 while attending the London Olympics, and the place has been completely transformed into a vibrant business centre.
My right knee is still proving difficult to flex quickly and awkward to walk on, so I decided to have another day off training. I will try walking a few kilometres tomorrow to gauge how much it has improved.