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Race For Life

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Product Reviews | Posted on 27-07-2012

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Recently I took part in Worthing Race For Life with my Mum. Its a brilliant event and supports a charity that is very important to us as a family. In 2010 my Mum beat two forms of cancer, so the work done by Cancer Research UK is invaluable. Our race this year was done to support two friends who have recently been diagnosed and are fighting this disease right now.

Now we didn’t run, but I like to think we maintained a good walking pace and thanks to the slightly overcast weather we finished in our best time out of the three times we’ve taken part in the race.  Another reason I think we did it in our personal best time was thanks to the comfortable footwear I was wearing. I’d been contacted a couple of months before the race by Sports Shoes about another project where they were trying to encourage women to get more active. Any Mum will know that inactivity is never an option with children around, but getting out and doing some exercise without their “help” is great for fitness, stress relief, and for getting some me-time. Running is a good cheap option – you just need to head out your front door.

Sports Shoes were generous enough to send me a pair of running shoes to do Race For Life in. I went for these from Asics:

The shoes are Gortex so I knew if the usual inclement British weather kicked in and we were racing in a downpour my feet would stay dry. The first time I put these shoes on was the morning of the race – I won’t lie and tell you I was in training! – and they were SO comfortable and by the end of our 5K walk my feet were still comfortable and there wasn’t a blister in sight!

You can take a look at the great range of shoes available at Sports Shoe here.

Whilst my Race For Life is over for this year – I’ll be back in Worthing next summer – you can still donate to support Cancer Research UK here.

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[…] along paths, all of which are currently covering in leaves and puddles and mud. I currently wear Gortex Running Shoes for this, which whilst clearly very practical, isn’t particularly pretty. I decided it was […]

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