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Fancy yourself as a bit of a runner? We recently challenged bloggers with an interest in running and fitness to take on the ‘Office Space Race Challenge’ – a route designed to take each blogger around some of our sought after Shoreditch office space.

The Office Space Race was created to draw attention to the inextricable link between exercise during the day and overall productivity at work, which is why the route – at just over a mile in distance – is designed to be runnable during a lunch break.

According to a study carried out by Bristol University, exercising during your lunch break makes you work better.

  • 72% reported improvements in time management on exercise days compared to non-exercise days
  • 79% said mental and interpersonal performance was better on days they exercised
  • 74% said they managed their workload better

The bloggers were in direct competition with each other, with the chance to win a Nike GPS running watch at stake.

Our five runners each wrote their own blog piece documenting their run. You can read the posts by clicking on each of the bloggers names below.

Naturally Leah

Northern Mum

Keep It SimpElle

Warrior Women

Tales of Annie Bean

The results are in and – despite a few technical issues with some of the bloggers’ mobile phones meaning they couldn’t track their route – each blogger completed the route in impressive time.

The winning blogger, with a time of 14 minutes and 5 seconds was Danielle Linton, from Keep It SimpElle Blog.

Danielle’s Route and time:

Office Space Race winning route time

Along the route each of the bloggers passed by the following Flexioffices office space addresses, which you can explore here.

Victoria House

64 Paul St, London EC2A 4NG, UK

The City Arc

89 Worship St, London EC2A 2BF, UK

48 Great Eastern St

London EC2A 3EP, UK

64 Great Eastern St

London EC2A 3QR, UK

69 Old Street

London EC1V 9HX, UK

Naturally Leah also included some great shots of the local area, which shows what a beautiful part of the city Shoreditch is to work in.

naturally leah

Shoreditch bridge

Shoreditch Street Art

Think you can beat our bloggers?

If you’d like to run the route yourself, simply follow the route map and track your time on your favourite running app. We’d love to see how you get on, so please send your route time screenshots to @Flexioffices on Twitter, using #OfficeSpaceRace in your tweet and we’ll retweet each one.

See how your productivity is affected by a bit of exercise at work – it might make the world of difference to your day!

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