I did the Race for Life 2008 5km race today (that is about 3 miles). I did it with my colleagues and it was a lot of fun.
I caught the train to Charing Cross which is right by the National Gallery. I'm a bit of a fan of the London Underground and the Underground stations and thought this one was just too pretty to pass up. What you can see there is a map of the Trafalgar Square area which is where the National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery and South Africa House are located.
The race took place in Regents Park in London. Regents Park is really exquisite and has a lovely botanical garden section with loads of beautiful different types of roses. The roses are all well labelled and easy to distinguish from each other. I was quite impressed and have definitely put Regents Park on my list for a proper visit. I'll need to get pictures of those roses anyway!