Thursday 10 July 2014

Race For Life - Blackheath

On Sunday, my Dad and I took the coach up to London. It was actually my first trip to the capital this year, and I'd honestly forgotten how much I love it there. Plus my tube knowledge is surprisingly good - you can ask my Dad, especially considering how poor my sense of direction is.

Anyway, the reason we woke up at 6, and I wore gym clothes around Chelsea... I was invited to attend the 5k Race For Life in Blackheath. I was very kindly sponsored by Scottish Power, so if you're reading this - thank you! They're also running a great campaign called the High 5 Wave, so if you can, I'd definitely recommend you get involved!

I'd planned on doing lots of training and practice runs, but let's just say the Kurt Geigers I wore to prom the previous week, absolutely ruined my feet. With blister plasters applied, thankfully my feet absolutely fine on the day. Hooray.

So, how did I do? I completed the run in 30 minutes 38 seconds, which isn't my personal best by any means... But I'm not going to beat myself up about it, obviously. For me, the best part of the entire experience was the camaraderie. Everybody was there for eachother, and the support from the onlookers was amazing. 

On our summer bucket list is 'do something for charity', I can now well and truly tick that one off... If you would like to sponsor me (which would be lovely), you can do so here. (Obviously you don't have to and I'm not expecting you to, it's just there if you'd like to have a look.)



  1. Well done girl! Great to see people doing things like this :') x

  2. Well done for doing Race For Life! I'm planning on doing it next year (I know it's a while away!) as I am nowhere near fit and healthy enough to do it this year which is entirely my fault for embracing my first year as a uni student too much haha!

    Your time is a lot better than I could ever achieve so well done!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  3. Congratulations, such an amazing thing to do! :-) x

  4. I did the race for life for my third year running this year, and I love doing it being the atmosphere is brilliant. You're surrounded by people who really care about the charity. Well done on your time!