In 2012 London hosted its most successful games to date. The Olympic Games changed the landscape in the east and transforms it to this day. At the Centre is the Olympic Games village home to the London Stadium, Aquatics centre and velodrome. This area now gives life to runners who arc along the canals and youth communities who use the surround area to train in a variety of sports. The park is connected by beautiful winding waterways. The waterways lead you to an old faithful park; Victoria Park to the north or heading south and west to Mile End Park. You will see both on the run and see their differences.
Victoria Park is one of London’s most popular and oldest. Used during the war as an anti aircraft base it has now gone full circle and brings people together at Music festivals. Bringing people together is what this area is all about and a diverse community is starting to call this place home. In the past this area was for peasants who couldn’t live centrally and Mile End gets its name as it is a mile away from Aldwych the edge of the old city. Rather than being kept away, crowds now come to Mile End to experience its new lease of life. Through its spine is Mile End Park a beautifully modern and buzzing park including athletics tracks, sports facilities and runner paths.
The park leads you north up to Victoria Park and does so by bridging over roads making it super safe. To complete the tour there are the canals. These cobbled waterways almost take you back in time. With such a diverse landscape there is something on this run for everyone. Whether you want to relive Mo Farah winning his golds or see the next youngster training to win theirs.