4/28/2014

Electric Avenue - 5k Fundraising with Electric Run London.

After four months of training, last Saturday finally saw Miranda and I tackle the 5k Electric Run for Breast Cancer Care.

The event which took place at Wembley Park was a rave like event filled with LED lights, UV paint and the brightest tutus this side of London. The event was sold as more of an "experience" than a sporting event, with the runners making up part of the lit up landscape. It was meant to feature "lands of light and sound that transport the participant into an electric wonderland" but I felt it failed to deliver on it's fully immersive experience. It was a nice course with a fun atmosphere, but parts of the run failed to have any music and large parts of the track seemed to rely solely on what the participants were wearing and carrying.


That said, I would totally do it again next year. As this was their first London event, it was always going to be a bit of a trial run and when looking at it like that, it wasn't a bad attempt. I'm sure next year will bring even bigger and better things for the course. And most importantly, I've raised over £200 for Beast Cancer Care, and couldn't be more thrilled - I really do have the best friends in the world and am so grateful to everyone who's helped, sponsored and put up with me!



Miranda and I with our Whiskey Kitten cheerleaders! 




It took me a while to decide what to wear for the event - as the weather was threatening rain and there was nowhere to store coats, I decided to go towards functional rather than fun. I cut up the oversized t-shirt which came in my race pack to make it into a vest and wore it with leggings and trainers which were so kindly donated by F&F Clothing. I wore my black leggings rather than blue running ones, and matched them with a simple black net circle skirt and hooded top. Once we'd made it to the starting line, we also loaded up on LED bracelets, necklaces and all manner of flashing tat!




I felt warm and comfortable throughout, and tried to add a vintage twist with a silk scarf keeping my pin curls in place. You never know when you might need good hair for some post race revelry!

This is my darling friend Miranda who has kept me inspired throughout my training - she's currently working up for the Great North Run and is one of the biggest reasons why even though my run is over, I'm about to pick up my trainers and carry on pushing myself. I wasn't feeling 100% on the day of the 5k so walked a lot more than what I had initially hoped I would - however my next goal is to do another 5k where I run from start to finish. Bring it on!

I'm still allowed to accept donations for the race until July, so if you would like to donate some money towards the charity Breast Cancer Care, you can do so here.

Until next time,

Diana xx

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