However, put all that aide on June 5 and run to work for one day only. See how it feels – you may have found a new way to get about…

It takes on average just 27 minutes at a slow jog to get from any of London’s eight mainline train stations to any Zone 1 Tube station. For the quicker runners among you, it will take on average just 15 minutes.

Make the first Thursday of each month your #run2workday. The first one’s June 5, and subsequent dates for all those taking part are July 3, August 7, September 4 and October 2.

Plus, if you join #run2workday you’ll get:

Free Audible Audiobook download

Complimentary Virgin Active guest pass for you and a friend

Free issue of Outdoor Fitness

A chance to win one of 50 pairs of New Balance running shoes

Mr Motivator emails with tips and advice

New routes from the run2work community

Click here to plot your route, find other runners in your area and find out how to make running to work tax-free.

Feeling a bit nervous about stepping outside your comfort zone because you’re new to London? Give InterNations a go – they’ll help you find like-minded people, so you’ll be making friends in a jiffy.

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