biggest Shanghai circuit so far

Went out to see how long a long city run/walk can be. Left the house at 9AM and returned by 6PM. I think I got the distance just about right, but have to conclude that an even earlier start would help because it would make for more time to walk, more time for short stops for pics or to have a quick look at something special. It is amazing to see how small the slice of the city is that this approx. 64k route takes in. There are many worthwhile things not included. But this circuit does have enough of everything to give you a good feel for what Shanghai has to offer. It includes as many parks on the way as possible (if one counts the Huangpu river quai as parks, 17 in total and I didn’t even enter Century park), lots and lots of residential compounds and Shikumen neighborhoods, street markets, the main shopping streets of central Puxi and the skyscrapers of Lujiazhui financial district, Platane-lined French Concession streets, and narrow alleys of (old) Chinese Shanghai, several ferry crossings, plenty of iconic architectural highlights and many other delights .

Click on the image to go to the everytrail site to which I uploaded the GPS track. There one can zoom in at liberty and see much more detail. But use the satellite view and disable labels (map) because Chinese authorities misplace the track on the map by about 250m.

Click on the image to go to the everytrail site to which I uploaded the GPS track. There one can zoom in at liberty and see much more detail. But use the satellite view and disable labels (map) because Chinese authorities misplace the track on the map by about 250m.

Zooming out is a good way of showing how small the area is from the perspective of greater Shanghai. But it does cover a fair bit of what most would consider the core parts of the city. I didn’t need to take out my map to find my way which shows I start knowing my way around at least through the center.

The image above sort of shows the city within the inner ring road. The next one zooms out and makes the city’s two airports important landmarks, Hongqiao t0 the West of the inner city and Pudong on the coast.

Click on the image to go to the everytrail site to which I uploaded the GPS track. There one can zoom in at liberty and see much more detail. But use the satellite view and disable labels (map) because Chinese authorities misplace the track on the map by about 250m.

Click on the image to go to the everytrail site to which I uploaded the GPS track. There one can zoom in at liberty and see much more detail. But use the satellite view and disable labels (map) because Chinese authorities misplace the track on the map by about 250m.

One step further shows most of greater Shanghai plus cities like Kunshan (in the North West corner of the image):

Click on the image to go to the everytrail site to which I uploaded the GPS track. There one can zoom in at liberty and see much more detail. But use the satellite view and disable labels (map) because Chinese authorities misplace the track on the map by about 250m.

Click on the image to go to the everytrail site to which I uploaded the GPS track. There one can zoom in at liberty and see much more detail. But use the satellite view and disable labels (map) because Chinese authorities misplace the track on the map by about 250m.

And finally an image that starts showing the delta more fully, including Suzhou and the huge Tai Hu lake to its West, and the 30k bridge to Shanghai’s deep water port (from the South East tip of the landmass):

Click on the image to go to the everytrail site to which I uploaded the GPS track. There one can zoom in at liberty and see much more detail. But use the satellite view and disable labels (map) because Chinese authorities misplace the track on the map by about 250m.

Click on the image to go to the everytrail site to which I uploaded the GPS track. There one can zoom in at liberty and see much more detail. But use the satellite view and disable labels (map) because Chinese authorities misplace the track on the map by about 250m.

About roger henke

Still figuring out the story line that would satisfy myself here. Listening to what my family and friends evoke, what the words I absorb, the images that move me, the movements that still me, point to.
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3 Responses to biggest Shanghai circuit so far

  1. Paul says:

    Looks like you’re taking the UK 100k seriously! I’m up to 10 miles now, that’s 16 k in your speak. Mind you it is over 35 degrees when I run! Last weekend drank 10 l after run and bike….can’t be good for my kidneys! See you soon!

  2. roger henke says:

    yep, trying to get hours on my five-fingered feet. temps up in the low 30s here too. but then it cools down when it rains.

  3. Pingback: running the blocks of my neighborhood | roger henke's fancies

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