Monday 19 February 2018

Are rooftop running tracks the future of London’s skyline?

You’ve heard of long-distance running, well this is high-distance running.

A running track on top of a building in London
A running track on top of a building in London

By Max McLean

What has been described as London’s “highest running track” allows you to take in vast swathes of the city without even having to go very far.

That’s because, situated on the 15th floor of a building overlooking Silicon Roundabout, this running track offers fabulous views while you work on your cardio.

That is, if you live or work in the building.

The track is part of a new tech site at the White Collar Factory and offers protection from the wind thanks to a two-metre high glazed wall.

Simon Allford, co-founder and director at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, sounded pretty pleased with the concept.

“For a building to be a success it has to have a spirit and a sense of community,” he said. “The whole development is really modelling what makes a place like London work.”

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Volunteers run along a running track on top of a building in London

Just think about those Fitbit stats you’d get from running up the stairs on the way to your actual run.

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