At very short notice I had to come to Düsseldorf this week. And I love running in unknown places. So I looked up my hotel on the map and got all excited about running around the media Harbour. Well, when I got here it was pretty grotty, the different inlets of the River Rhine were not the sparkling bright new quays that I had envisioned but many were muddy and very dodgy building sites. There was one promising route along the Rhine though and that was where I went for my morning run today. I do love new routes and new places. My senses are always honed as I have to try and remember how to get back in an unfamiliar area. There were quite a few runners out, the route was relatively simple - straight along the river for 2 1/2 k and straight back. But, of course that would have been boring! So I nipped over bridges, ran down promising looking inlets which ended in dead ends, took the odd side street away from the river and generally had a thoroughly good jog around the area.
It was such fun I think I’ll do it again tomorrow. Slow, steady and enjoyable. Running tourism is just the best!