While I accept running through Harpenden countryside before sunrise may mean encountering sub-zero temperatures I hardly expect the thermometer to be the wrong side of zero at midday in the centre of London. However, the reading at lunchtime today from our friends at weather.co.uk was temperature -2, feels like -6.
Whatever happened to global warming?
So New Year - new route? Well maybe not. However, shock, horror, I did run the Westminster Bridge loop clockwise.
In the sun and out of the wind it was fine. However, the first mile or so running in the wind corridors between tall office blocks wasn't too pleasant. Time to invest in some heated gloves maybe? And heated hat, top, tights, socks...