Curiosity, the wonder of Hackney, and running tours

Curiosity about the world is what drives Hackney Tours. How does it work? How do we make sense of it? How can we best be in it, appreciate, enjoy and ultimately improve it? The underlying philosophy is to be really fully alive, out there in the world in a physically and mentally healthy state. because…

Good Gym: Extreme Shovel Action In Stoke Newington

Hackney is a hotbed of history and October’s first trot for the Good Gym community volunteer crew took 15 keen runners to a corner of Stoke Newington that has seen plenty of action even before we arrived. On our 7.2km round trip we ran up from the usual Arch Gallery start – via Regent’s Canal,…

Hackney Tours Makes Guardian Newspaper Again

We’re in the Guardian again, this time leading a Good Gym mission. If you don’t know them, it’s two guys with a fantastic community initiative pairing runners with the vulnerable and isolated. And once a month, we run somewhere and do a good deed in the community. It’s great fun and very rewarding. Find out…

10 Reasons to Take a Running Tour

If I had a proverbial penny for every time I’ve had a bemused reaction to the idea of running/jogging tours, I’d be lazing by day at London Fields Lido, while dining by night on fine Argentinian steak at Broadway Market’s Buen Ayre. So in the spirit of enlightenment, here are 10 reasons why you –…