993The Towpath Challenge

The Towpath Challenge

The Men's Running 6K Towpath Challenge

It started with a tweet...


Four-time Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent announced to the Twittersphere that, after three years of trying, he had broken the half-hour mark for one of his regular running routes. The fabled oarsman had clocked 29.10 for the loop that runs from the picturesque Hammersmith Bridge to Barnes Bridge and back. Loading...
Men's Running meets Matthew Pinsent
Pinsent's route was familiar to us at MR towers. Our offices are but a short warm-up jog from Hammersmith Bridge and we can regularly be seen panting along that very loop of a lunchtime. The gauntlet was down. The bar was set. The challenge was born.Since discovering Pinsent's quest, our lunchtime runs have become a battle of wits, a scrap for bragging rights, a primal struggle for the title of office top dog...Mike run busIf you're in London, if you have your running kit, and if you have nothing better to do, perhaps it's time to take The Men's Running Towpath Challenge. All you have to do is show up, stick to the rules, record your run on a GPS watch, and run your heart out.

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