Secret London Runs was set up by running and history-lover, Vanessa Cain-Tait in 2015 to give running tours of London's lesser known history. It was meant to be a small project on the side, but now thousands of locals and tourists enjoy our themed running tours every year. From gin and craft beer, to women's history and street art, there's bound to be a tour that tickles your fancy. We're dedicated to making our tours available to all levels of runner - even those of you who might not consider yourself a runner at all! 


We all work our tours around our day jobs because we love showing locals and tourists London's amazing history.


Ronnie Haydon, aka Marathon Gran can't believe her luck at finding a role that allows her to showcase her specialist subjects: London and distance running. A 25-year career with Time Out publications and a mild obsession with the London Marathon has stood her in good stead at Secret London Runs.


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Vanessa, FOUNDER

After a couple of minutes running by her side, most people assume Vanessa's background is history. But she actually studied philosophy at Cambridge. She's desperate to go back to school and study her rightful subject. Until that can happen, she works as a freelance consultant to fit around the chaos of Secret London Runs. Although sport is her biggest passion, she has run two marathons and might be looking to get a third under her belt in 2019.


Ian is a history teacher, currently also studying for his Masters in Education. When he's not leading craft beer, gin, sex, coffee or Christmas tours, you'll find him geeking out on more history to bring to the Secret London Runs table, or running his next ultra-marathon. Ian has run  We're not quite sure how Ian fits it all in, but we're very glad he does!


Cat has been Secret London Run's number one fan since the start but only joined the team in 2018 - about time!

You can meet her on the Secret Gin Run and private tours in The City and Southwark. 

She loves doing anything active and outdoors which obviously includes running but is also a keen cyclist, and she plays for a local hockey team. Cat can also be seen donning camouflage as an officer in the Army Reserves.

She is very rarely sitting still!


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