Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research are fast becoming synonymous with with top quality marketing and PR exposure, and their London to Paris event has been no exception. As well as featuring condensed videos for each day of the event, they also had some fun with a music video, whereby various participants including the charity ambassador Geoff Thomas all sung a line to the song 'Call me maybe' by Carly Rae Jepsen.
It is quite clear through watching the video that LLR have not only a tremendous spirit amongst its supporters, even whilst up against it with such a gruelling endurance challenge, but also within their own staff.
I look forward to seeing many more videos like this for future events.
What did I do?
A hike along the River Lee followed by a run with hill sprints.
What was it like?
I was on the trail by 6.30 this morning and by 11.00 had covered over 12 miles on foot. Accompanied by my mum I walked along the River Lee towpath, a place I used to run on summer mornings when mist still hung over the water, and which can get very congested with people - particularly on bikes. Thanks to an early start we had the route to ourselves.
Although the terrain was flat it was good for getting used to walking a significant distance in one go. My boots are well worn-in so I didn’t have to worry about blisters but the heat made me think about how much water I might need to carry for the challenge if it happens to be a hot day. Safe water sources may be few and far between in the mountains.
To make up for the lack of incline on the walk I decided to head out for a run and hill sprint session afterwards. It helped that I’ve had one of those days where I can’t sit still. I don’t like hill sprints (does anyone enjoy it when their lungs burn?) and it was super hot, which made it super tough. I warmed up with a 2.5k run and then took on two hills. The first was out in the sunshine with an uneven surface and the second in the shade on a tarmac surface - only slightly easier!
How do I feel now?
Tired but motivated, and in need of a good dinner.
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