You didn't think that I would spend that much time detailing a running costume and not actually have a run in it already? LOL. I spent a good few weeks getting everything together for the Christmas Running outfit, and this weekend was its first outing :) It was the Nativity Run 2014 in Clapham Common in aid of COFAD.
I just love this outfit! I went with the long white wig as I needed that for the SantaCon outfit afterwards. Which also meant that I couldn't use the sparkly hat even if I wanted to.
I'd been sick for a month so I hadn't actually done much apart from yoga for a good while, so I only did the 5K and not the 10K. Hey, am doing a 10K on the 21st so no need to rush things ;)
Lots of Transformers were there as well (that's my 'gym'), all in style of course!
Some elves arrived also so we had to take an 'Elfie' ;)
One last high-five and off we went!
I had a friend join me for support and he took lots of piccies from the sidelines. Very handy (you can see me waving 'we're over here!) LOL
The course was a big star so it was easy for me friend to take lots of pics from different angles.
And I made it!! The course was actually 5.22km which I've finished in 31mins and 26 secs. After a bit of calculating and checking my split, that meant I did 5K in 30mins and 20 secs. Not bad! I'm still not under 30 mins, but it's getting there. I'm not complaining. There was no medal but I did receive a yummy hot choccie and a mince pie (gave that to a friend, I really don't like them!) and a certificate that I'd finished the race.
Just after the run, I had to go to SantaCon, pics of those will follow shortly!
UPDATE 11 Dec 2014:
I've just seen the video of the run on Youtube and it's a really lovely video :) You can see my a few times in the background even so check it out: