Experiences

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#RUNHAI – Day 3

I woke up on Friday in my comfortable bed and said to myself, “I went to a Hip-Hop night in Shanghai” I felt so far from East London, it was great. Our schedule for the day took us towards Shanghai’s Olympic Stadiums for the Running Expo. All Nike+ users could pick up a free courtesy bag from Nike and all…

RDC-Bus

#RUNHAI – Day 2

After getting some rest and adjusting to the 8 hour time difference in Shanghai, it was time to meet all of the crews and do some bonding. Nike had arranged a coach to ferry us around town in and it was the best coach in Shanghai really. SILLY THING added each crews logo to the coach in 3M! We were…

Run-Hai-Box-Shen-Free

#RUNHAI – Day 1

I spent last week 2,000 miles away from Hackney Wick as I traded my usual stomping ground for the Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai. I was involved in Nike Running’s #runhai event which saw 13 crews from Asia, Western Europe and America take over Shanghai for a week to #bridgethegap. We were hosted by the Dark RunnersĀ of Shanghai, Nike China and…

26.2 Miles of pain

Why I Run Marathons

I took my last turn on The Mall when it had finally dawned on me, I was about to finish my first marathon. In less than a minute I was going to cross the finish line of the 2012 London Marathon and finish 121 hard days of training. I was going to receive a medal which emotionally weighed more than…

The Runners

Take ten minutes out of your day and watch what two Filmmakers, Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley have created. It’s a beautiful short film titled, “The Runners” which is a series of brief interviews with runners of my local park, Victoria Park. It’s very honest and I thank the two for putting this together. It’s refreshing to see something like…