Run Commuting Made Easier? A New Idea Out of London

A recent article in the London Evening Standard  introduces a new company that provides a unique service for people who want to run home from work. 

Home Run describes its services as “a series of guided group runs home from central London…we even carry your bag!”  Gear is transported by bicycle to a designated finish point and you can pick it up once your group arrives. 

Check out their video here:

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It’s a pretty cool concept, but one that probably wouldn’t work in areas outside of large, urban centers.  It would definitely work well in Atlanta – for those people who work and live in Atlanta.  It might even work well for suburbanites if a group run finished at a commuter bus pickup location. 

What do you think?  Would you try run commuting if you were able to run after a long day of work without the hassle of carrying your gear?

By |2016-10-22T20:26:58+00:00July 27th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

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Josh
Editor-in-Chief of The Run Commuter by night, paralegal by day. Father of three boys. Husband to the world's greatest bicycle advocate. Avid runner. Lover of beer and urban gardening. Can be found running with a backpack around the streets of Atlanta, Georgia. Contact Josh at info@theruncommuter.com

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  1. CommuteRunHome Running | CommuteRun August 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    […] This is not to say I’m not a social runner.  I can be – I run with a group most weekends.  The problem is the folks in my group don’t work anywhere close to my building.  So, I commute alone.  Perhaps if I lived in a city that believed in mass transit, it wouldn’t have to be that way.  It’s apparently not in London.  The RW Daily blog at Runner’s World recently noted a new service in London called Home Run that carries runners’ bags while they run from one tube station to another.   The Home Run service also got a mention by the guys over at The Run Commuter. […]

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