After a run with Jemma around Hampstead Heath, chatting about training, races and nutrition tips as we went, we headed back to the Lornah stand on the track for some stretching, a browse of the new collection and some bubbly to celebrate the launch. The new range from Lornah is simply stunning, the colours are so vibrant and the prints really stand out. It reflects Lornah’s ethos – feeling the spirit and energy of Africa when you run – and as a woman it’s empowering to be able to wear beautiful kit that allows you to perform well and feel good.
It was then into lane 3 for some trackside action of the 10,000m races and we cheered the athletes on as they sped past us, 25 laps of tactical running and some unbelievable pace. The event culminated with the two elite races, firstly the women and finishing with the men. The women’s race was a particularly exciting one to watch as a group of three ladies seem to be leading together at the front for the majority of the race, before two up’d the pace after half way and then with about 1k to go there seemed to be a clear winner. With only 800m to go however, the lady in 2nd found another gear and kicked for home, reeling the leader in and breezing past her with what seemed the freshest of legs.
It was amazing to watch the strength and power of all of the athletes in such an event and I felt inspired by their spirit and determination that they brought to the track. So much so I bought a new pair of trainers for myself and put an interval session with Fulham RC in the diary for Monday evening! Bring on the speed!