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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Running - Electric Run London 2014

Good morning everyone!
Running event season has started, every day I get an email from one friend or another asking for sponsorship for some event. And yes, I am also one of those friends. LOL. Although I know that I will only raise a little bit, it's still great fun to take part in these events :) Not to worry, this is not a request for sponsorship! It's all about yesterday's event!!



About 6 weeks ago, I managed to injure my knee somehow and running has been quite painful since then. I've finally been to my doctor and it seems to have something called 'iliotibial band syndrome'. No idea... I still want to see a specialist and see what they have to say. So for the time being I am taking it easy. What does this have to do with the event, you ask? At the beginning of the year I signed up to lots of charity races so I really have to heal quickly! 

The first event was yesterday, the Electric Run 2014, in Wembley Park. A 'race/rave' which takes place after dark and uses lots of neon and glow-in-the-dark things to have fun. Not a race to set a personal best, but really an event to just enjoy yourself. Being injured, this was actually quite perfect and I had a great time. Let me share some pics from the run-up to the event and the event itself. I have a LOT of pics so I made some collages to keep this a fairly low-pic post.

The packs were not sent out so everyone had to queue up and get it. Good thing I don't work so late as about 20 mins after I got mine, the queue was enormous!

The pack the pack! It contains a tshirt, the running number, glow-in-the-dark glasses, and a flashing wristband thingy

Of course one has to do a run in style, and I always wanted to wear a tutu :) I had one at the Race for Life last year but that was part of the clown costume so I never just had a tutu. After some searching, I found this great tutorial on how to make a quick no-sew tutu with only 3 meters of tulle. All the others needed about 7 and I only had 3 so this was perfect. I even had some spare at the end! I also added 6 pieces of shimmery fabric out of my leftover pile so make it extra shimmery.

Taadaa! This is the tutu, I love it! The fleece was a bit long for it, but it was colder than expected so I wore it during the event as well. I also made some bows for my hair and my hat in neon colours. The bows took me longer than the whole tutu!

As we came out of the tube, we queued in various places for various things. This collage shows some atmosphere piccies of the the gathering of the neon-clad people. Yes, that's me on the bottom right heading towards the starting line!

In the queue for the start. I was quite in the front, I think I was in group 2 or 3. There were a LOT of people behind me, in total there were around 15,000 people!

During the race there were so many neon and glow-in-the-dark things! There was a neon-lit forest, a black light tunnel, even the water station had lit up cups! It was great fun :) And as I read somewhere online a while back, if you add a glow stick to your water bottle, your water glows, so of course I had to do that! 

It was a really great event. Afterwards there was a concert as well, but we didn't stay for that to be honest. It was already after 10pm and the bf who had kindly waited until I finished the event was getting cold. So we went back home for some lovely tea and some ice for my knee. I had a great time, and only need to raise another £10 for my charity to hit the target. Sign me up for the next one too!

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on completing the run-you look fabulous in your tutu!

    My weekly Say G’Day linky party is on now so please pop by and say g'day if you have a minute!

    Best wishes for a fabulous week,
    Natasha in Oz

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  2. Your tutu is addable! I'm an avid runner too. Run 'n Stitch is my name, running and stitching is my game;) Have you run the London Marathon?

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