The Belly of the BEAST!!!
In Cumbria there is Scafell Pike. In Wales, the Brecon Beacons and Snowdon. Scotland's Ben Nevis towers over them all.
Walthamstow is home to a peak, so fearsome, so legendary, that it is known only as THE BE17AST!!!!
When you crest this monster, and turn, lungs and legs aflame to gaze back on your achievement; on a clear day you can see as far as Chingford.
Okay, I jest. It's no Three Peaks Challenge, but even this modest but surprisingly vicious little hill can supercharge your run training.
Hill training should form an integral part of most people's run training. Hill work can be hard. Hill work can be unpleasant. Hill work can make you feel like your lungs are coming out of your nose.
Hill work can make you a much stronger, more resilient, better and yes, faster runner. Flat runs seem so much easier after a session of hills and your base speed will improve markedly.
Hill training is run specific strength work. By that I mean you are training your body to build strength through running. You are adding resistance to your running movement pattern.