One of the last training sessions before Snowdon in a couple of weeks time.

The Thames Valley Park/Sonning path cuts right through the Berkshire and Oxfordshire borders, with a great mix of open spaces across, dirt trail and path. Took a photo on a real moody & cloudy afternoon. Kinda has that ‘Now We Are Free’ feel to it from Gladiator… no?

TVP - RDG. TT running blog

TVP & Sonning Trail - RDG. TT running


  • 2 shoe change: Brooks Vapor 2 for the road, and Salomon Speedcross 3 for trail
  • Running pack with 3kg weight, inc. water


  • 12.4km – fairly slow pace, taking time to go over the riverside trail pathways
  • 4km ‘warm up’ through town on the pavement roads