Welcome to my blog – RichardWalksLondon.com
I’m a long distance race walker from New Zealand, living in London, and in this blog I write about my adventures as I walk the streets of London. This map shows where I walked since moving back to London in 2014.
Most of my training walks are relatively short and local to home (Kingston Upon Thames) but some walks range up to 50 miles and my focus when it comes to racing is events of 100 miles or more – in 2016 my goal is to break the current NZ records for 100 miles and for the greatest distance walked in 6 days.
I started race-walking in 2012 due to a running injury and haven’t looked back. I did my first 100 mile/24 hour race in Auckland, NZ in October 2013 qualifying as NZ Centurion number 19, and then qualified as UK Centurion number 1131 in August of 2014.
In 2015 I broke the New Zealand records for the greatest distance walked in 48 hours and for 200km in two separate races, and also competed against runners in the Thames Path 100 mile race from Richmond to Oxford along the River Thames in May, and the Grand Union Canal Race (145 miles) from Birmingham to London three weeks later.
I’m regularly taking photos when out walking and this blog is where I share those photos as well as writing about some of the sites I see and the training I am doing.
Also, please visit my charity page to find out about my next charity fundraising walk.