A new development in Old Street has unveiled a 150-metre rooftop running track on top of a 16-storey office tower, in an attempt to “motivate” staff.



Would you be motivated by a running track to use at lunchtime? With the added pleasure of vertigo thrown in for good measure?

Forgive me for being a bit late off the blocks. Any article mentioning a running track, has me running in the totally opposite direction.

Now I don’t know about you, but one of the biggest perks of an office job for me is being paid to sit on my arse all day. Let’s be clear, exercise is quite simply NOT my thing.

Fancy a quick jog at lunchtime? No. 

Fancy Pilates after work? Absolutely not. 

The PIE office is full of gym bunnies, we’ve got a Crossfit-ing MD, a Kung-Fu Ninja...in fact, one of my colleagues is even partial to a Thursday night “clubercise!”

I’m more than happy to take one for the team and be the exercise-phobe in the office. 

That said, if someone’s running in front of me with a bottom like David Beckham, I might think about it...