In a brief burst of post-marathon enthusiasm, I’ve been running outdoors for the last two weeks. Not continuously, that would be weird. Running along roads is really dull, so I’ve been scouring google maps for all the bits of green in the vicinity, & found the little strip of blue that represents the Regent’s Canal. For something in the middle of Mile End, it’s startlingly pretty, & I hope to see more of it as my legs allow me to run a bit further each day.

These are iphone shots, as I didn’t want to be carrying the big camera while running. Top tip: When running on a narrow towpath on a bendy river, looking down at your phone to open the camera app instead of where you’re going may result in excessive unplanned moisture.