Musical marauding through the streets of London
Nike+ SportWatch

Last month Clash donned our battered runners and fired up the perfect playlist to take to the streets of London for the London Marathon. Along with a few of music’s fittest figureheads, The Kaiser’s Ricky Wilson and Editor’s Tom Smith, and errr Will Young, we pounded the pavements of the capital on one of the hottest day’s of the year thus far.

Strapped to our wrist was the Nike+ SportWatch, a smart little gizmo that maps your run through a built in Tom Tom GPS system, keeping track of time, distance, pace, and calories burned, to not only ensure that our festival weary legs didn’t crumble but also keep us clear on where we were headed. With a USB built-in to plug straight into your Mac or PC you can log everywhere you run as you map your city, and investigate your home turf.

This got us thinking about how you could track your runs, and make each as interesting to non-runners and new runners as possible. Clash are by no means the typical athlete, we’re motivated by music more than fitness, so we figured that finding hidden hometown musical gems and learning about the happenings in our city would get us up and out of our seats and onto the streets.

So we decided to research and map a few musical runs of our own, designed on themes that reflected our heroes and the places they hung out. Our routes are one, four and six miles long, so there’s something for everyone: walkers, joggers, dancers and skankers…read on and join in!

Click on the links below to view our top 3 musical runs in London.

Iconic Venues From The 60s
Lyrical London
Homes Of Your Heroes.

Words by Emily Anderton and Brian Murnin
Image – Nike+ SportWatch

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