Nike Women’s 10K London: Race Of Your Life

Meet the bloggers with a passion for running who are going to take-on the Nike Women's 10k London next month...

Nardene Scott

3 years ago

By Nardene Scott

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Fancy a lifestyle change? Feel like setting yourself a real challenge? Want to get fit but just don’t know where to start? Get inspired and motivate yourself by taking up running, as London prepares to host the Nike Women’s 10K London.

This June, Victoria Park will play host to the Nike Women’s 10K London, part of a series of races taking place around the globe specifically for women. Whether you’re taking your very first plunge into the sport, want to smash your previous pace or you’re just doing it to stay active, it’s a great challenge to take on. Plus there are several Nike+ Training Clubs dotted around the capital alongside multiple smartphone apps to see you through to race day and beyond, getting you up to speed in all senses of the word.

To help track the journey until Race Day, on Saturday 21 June, we will be following three young bloggers who have found a passion for running to get an insight into why they run, what it takes mentally and physically to prepare for a race and that all-important adrenalin fueled moment on the finish line. Plus they’ll be sporting the new Nike ranges hitting JD Sports this summer, so whether you’re training, racing or casually heading to a workout, all bases are covered style wise.

Meet the RWD Squad

Polly (above)

“The feeling of reaching a goal is amazing but goals do exist to be met, so it is time to set a new one.”

After deciding to get into running, it became an addiction for the ever-focused Sheffield born Polly, consistently setting herself new challenges – the most recent of which was conquering the London Marathon. A keen blogger you can expect healthy recipes, product reviews, how to prep for a race and the little niggles that runners don’t normally tell you about, in the City worker’s frank yet funny and familiar posts.

@runningforaugust and runningforaugust.com

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Hannah

“I once rejected any idea of sweating or working out. I am a London-based raver and misbehaviour turned fitness fanatic.”

From international party girl to fitness freak, PR Coordinator Hannah was challenged by a friend in 2014 to run the marathon and since then, hasn’t looked back. Hangovers were replaced with long morning runs and a hefty mixture of yoga and spinning, none of which can be tackled without her beloved music. Boasting a more positive outlook on life since taking up running, a scroll through Hannah’s Instagram feed will convey just how she balances fitness in her lifestyle, as she travels the globe competing.

@purservere and purservere.com

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Inna

“Each run for me is a little challenge and when I complete it, I actually want to high five myself, that’s how happy I am.”

First beginning to run in her teens, Russian student Inna loves exploring London during her runs, especially when she’s speeding past pedestrians and even cyclists; egged on by her favourite D&B tunes. A self-proclaimed fitness fanatic, if it involves being active, Inna is involved! Exclaiming getting into the sport has made her more focused in her day-to-day life, feel inspired by following her journey on her endorphin-overloaded blog.

@innavation and startupyourhappiness.com

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In addition to shadowing these already active lifestyle and fitness bloggers, plus to prove that with the right amount of training and positive attitude a complete non-runner like myself can train and race in a matter of weeks, I will be joining the journey. Going into this completely blind, the Nike+ apps have already taken off the pressure off the unknown by breaking down literally everything, into helpful bite-size pieces of information and events galore to help challenge, inspire and motivate you along the way.

You can get involved in the comfort of your own home via the Nike+ Training Club app, with virtual workouts hosted by ambassador Ellie Goulding, or attend up to three Nike+ Run Clubs a week, to talk training and push yourself further on group runs; not to mention your very own Nike Race Companion complete with an 8-week training programme and the vital Nike+ app, allowing you to smartly track and share your progress with your fellow runners.

All the planning has been taken out of the equation, so the only thing left to do is focus on that finish line and performing to the very best of your ability, it doesn’t matter about the time as long as you push yourself to the limit. Stay with us during the run up to the race where our key influencers will be dropping pearls of running wisdom, reviews of the latest training gear and what they have put themselves through each week. Whilst @nardenescott shall be blogging during the campaign too, featuring exclusive all-female mixes to provide the playlist to run to, run day tips and how it feels approaching a 10K race in a matter of weeks, as a complete novice.

Keep up to date with the progress of the @RWDmag squad and feel inspired by @nikewomen @nikerunning #BetterForIt #WeRunLondon. Get yourself race ready by visiting jdsports.co.uk/page/nike-womens-race-series for the latest women’s running gear.