Andy Jackson
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All systems go for Run to the Beat

Andy Jackson
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21 Aug 2014

Last week I was put through my paces at the press day for this year's Sure Run to the Beat alongside our Sports Co-ordinator Jenny Desborough who is heading up the charity's presence at the event.

Invited in our capacity as the official charity partner for the event, Jenny and I were hoping we'd find out the identity of the still to be revealed headline act that will perform after the 15,000 runners, myself included, have finished making our way round the 10k course.

Instead we were treated to a fantastic - although incredibly tiring - fitness class in and around Wembley Park which included a half hour run that incorporated much of the course for the event.

Running in and out of Wembley Park and the iconic Wembley Arch was fantastic and it really got me excited ahead of the event which is now less than a month away. I was impressed with the route which has a few climbs in places that will make it that little bit more of a challenge but it'll be totally worth it knowing that I'll be helping make a difference to the lives of blood cancer patients in my own small way.

I was also impressed by the fact that there were bloggers at the event who were not experienced or seasoned runners that will be taking part just for the fun of it and to raise money for their respective charities. That, for me, is the appeal of Run to the Beat this year - 10k is a challenging distance for runners of all abilities but is not so far that prohibits those with less experience from taking part.

Thanks to everyone involved in the organisation of the press day - I'm really looking forward to taking up my place on the start line on 14th September alongside all the other Unstoppable runners and cannot wait to share a beer or two with the rest of the team afterwards.   

Ballot entry for Run to the Beat has now closed but we still have places available in our capacity as official charity partner and would love for you to join us at a running event that's like no other. Remember that together we are unstoppable!

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