The Gunpowder Plod....from the beginning
9th October 2012
Okay, the story so far...when I heard about York's most exciting Bonfire and Firework event, the Gunpowder Plod, I was immediately up for it as it had all of the elements of a fantastic event for me - Fireworks, great music, entertainment and beer. What I didn't realise at the time was that I would be persuaded to take part in the 5k fun run element of the event!
As a complete non runner I was half scared and half excited at the prospect. What swayed it for me was the full support of the Rat Race Adventure Sports team who are based in Clifton Moor in York and the promise of bright pink running gear. The most important part to get right is the right footwear so I had a full gait analysis at the Rat Race retail store which allowed me to get exactly the right trainers for me. They must have some type of magic in them as they do actually make me want to get outside and go for a run when I put them on.
Rat Race's Head of Fitness and training, Chris Johnstone has designed me a programme of exercises that I can do at home, around a full time job, two kids and a degree course so I have no excuse and I have to say I do feel stronger so it's definitely working. For people who prefer to exercise outdoors, Rat Race run an urban gym in the city centre http://www.ratrace.com/training.aspx
In a week’s time I have another session with Chris so between now and then I am going to stay focused and do as I'm told because apparently at session 2 he turns into an army drill sergeant.
If you fancy joining me and thousands of others in the Gunpowder Plod there are still places available, visit http://www.gunpowderplod.com/
Posted by Heather at 2:07pm