Video: Would you go for a jog on London’s ‘highest running track’?

If you find pounding the pavements a little bit dull, you could mix up your running route by taking it high above the streets.

Proving that fitness is more than just a fad, London now has what’s being called the city’s “highest running track”: an 150 metre circuit high up on the 16th floor of an office block.

The track is part of a new tech site at the White Collar Factory, overlooking Silicon Roundabout in Old Street. The redevelopment forms a little microcosm of society, with work spaces, bars, restaurants, apartments and a public area all building a sense of community.

London's 'highest running track'

The track boasts incredible views back towards the City (Victoria Jones/PA)

Anyone who lives or works in the building has access to the new running track, which loops around the roof. Luckily, a 2 metre glazed wall means joggers can drink in those views but are protected from the buffeting winds.

Most of us need an incentive to lace up our running shoes – and if you ask us, breathtaking views are a pretty good reason to get off the sofa.

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