Business travellers and visitors to London don’t have to put their work-out on hold when they visit the capital thanks to a new running club started by Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity
Once a week, guests of the 106-room design-led aparthotel, based in Covent Garden, can join in a guided 5k route along The Mall and around the perimeter of St James’s Park, taking in the sights of Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.
The run, led by members of staff from Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, London, Covent Garden, begins with warm-up exercises before setting off on the scenic route. Runners are encouraged to plot their progress and share their times via the Strava running app.
“The route takes about 30 to 35 minutes and is perfect for beginners or regular runners who don’t want to stop their exercise routine just because they are away from home or on a business trip,” said Atul Prakash, general manager of Wilde Aparthotels.
“The camaraderie is great. The good thing about running with a group is you support each other, either by slowing down or running faster. We have different people joining us every week, and familiar faces when a guest returns. We’ve also opened up the running club to the local business community and often have people from nearby offices joining us for a run after work,” he added.
The running club starts at 6pm every Wednesday from outside the aparthotel in Adam Street and is free to join. Check out the Wilde 5K route here: www.strava.com/routes/18072995 and you can sign up to join the run here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/wilde-by-staycity-19947623727