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Weekend Races, Sweaty Betty Style...

posted on Monday, 15th July 2013 | find under Tamara, Nutrition
At the Support Office, we’re busy practising what we preach and heating up our weekends with charity runs. The Race for Life and the Colour Run were this past Sunday. Here, Sweaty Betty runners Rosie, Jenn and Jennie share how they trained and what they wore to represent Britain’s Most Active Company.

 Rosie, USA Ecommerce Executive
 The Challenge: 10K Race for Life in Hyde Park

 The Training: I do the Sweaty Betty Run club after work every  Monday, run home from the office and play netball on the  weekends.

 The Kit: I wore my Power Run Capris and my bright purple  Stamina Sports Bra under my Race for Life  vest. I  was  worried about blisters as it was such a hot day  but the  Blister-Resist Run Socks saved my feet!

 The Verdict: I loved it! My friend and I completed it in just  under  an hour. The atmosphere was quite emotional with  so many people running the race for so many reasons.

 On to the next challenge: A half marathon in September. I’m aiming to do it in 2 hours or under.

Jennie, Customer Care Assistant
The Challenge: The Colour Run

The Training: I do quite a bit of distance running, but I did this with my big sister who is newer to it. We should really have been training for the heat. Next year we'll just have to train in Spain...

The Kit: I wore the Colour Run tee shirt and Asics trainers, which I thought were bright before – now they’re full on techno!

The Verdict: It was really good fun. We ran, walked and danced around the course.  My sister even wants to volunteer at the Manchester event as a paint thrower.

On to the next challenge: I’m currently training for the Chester Marathon in October. This was a lovely way to keep the fun element in my training, but I’m moving on to longer distances now.

 Jenn, USA Digital & Direct Marketing Executive
 The Challenge: The Colour Run 

 The Training: To train, I ran twice a week, slowly building up my endurance.

 The Kit: I wore my Swift Run Skirt. The weather was hot but it kept me cool!

 The Verdict: My first ever 5K, was a blast – of colour and fun!  Running around  Wembley Stadium getting doused in pink, orange, yellow and blue powders  was surreal. I would definitely do it again.

 On to the next challenge: I’m training for a 10K. 

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