Since the British 10k in July my poor running shoes have been gathering dust in the corner – oops! I really do love running but despite signing up for a few races in 2014 I just couldn’t get back into it but then the lovely people at Teens Unite Fighting Cancer mentioned that they had places for the Do It For Charity Santa Run in London’s Victoria Park so I jumped at the chance to snap one up!
It was slightly surreal seeing thousands of Santa’s descend on Victoria Park but it was great fun nevertheless! At the 5k point there was a choice to either stop there or carry on for 10k which I was considering but of course I thought of my excuses!
I finished the race in 37 minutes which I was fine with but I would’ve liked to have done it in 30! I can count on both hands the amount of runs I’ve been on since July so I think I did well considering that!
I would’ve finished slightly quicker but running in a Santa suit isn’t as easy as it looks and at around half way through the course I decided to de-Santa!
The event has really motivated me to get back into running and I’m really looking forward to running the Bupa London 10,000 in May! I’m even considering doing the British 10k again – let’s just hope next year won’t be as hot as it was this year!
Most importantly – I managed to raise another £180 for a charity that’s really close to my heart! If anyone would like to make a small donation please visit my JustGiving page – every penny will be much appreciated!