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The Colour Run

Ahh we’ve just found out about a new event that we think we might just have to add to our list of 10 Challenges! The Colour Run in Birmingham looks like a fantastic opportunity to get really messy and colourful all in the name of charity. Not sure if the aim is to get as colourful as possible or finish the 5km in a short time, nevertheless we cannot wait…

The run takes place on 16th August and will be the 3rd of our 10 challenges. To sponsor us make sure you visit our Virgin Money page at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/edgarsteam

Thanks for all of your support so far we’re so grateful for everyone who has sponsored us 🙂

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Heroic end to our first challenge

On Sunday, 6th April, feeling a little tender from birthday celebrations the night before, we braved the Superhero Fun Run in Abbey Park, Leicester.

Sarah Jelly and Lydia Edkins ready for the Superhero Fun Run on Abbey Park Leicester

Dressed in our Incredibles outfits we were excited to take on our first event of Edgar’s 10 Challenges. Firstly, neither of us realised how fantastic Abbey Park is! It’s deceptively big and the lakes were filled with ducks and swans while the parks were filled with families, a fun fair and plenty of sporting action.

After a quick photo shoot with the fantastic Matt Stokes (@yogavenger) who came up with lots of poses for us to do while our brains were still waking up, we headed down to the starting line.

Lydia Edkins and Sarah Jelly ready to begin the first of 10 challenges for Edgar's Gift. Superhero Fun Run, Abbey Park, Leicester

Now, for those of you who haven’t ran with us before, Lydia and I really aren’t the most sensible of runners because we like to gossip while we run which uses up quite a lot of your energy. Our hot topic of conversation for this run was what we were going to get from McDonalds when this is over. (Other fast food restaurants are available).

(Although, apparently we didn’t discuss this enough because Lydia still fell apart when she ordered her food and couldn’t make a decision!)

Anyway, we managed to be the first women to finish the race and we weren’t that far behind the few men who finished before us so woohoo!

Lydia Edkins and Sarah Jelly finishing their Superhero Fun Run in style on Abbey Park, Leicester. Raising money for Edgar's Gift.

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored us so far, we’re currently at a total of ÂŁ190 which is fantastic! Please do keep donating it’s all for a great cause.

As always, just wanted to mention that if you don’t think these 10 challenges are enough to make you want to sponsor and there’s anything else you’d like to see us do either in between or while doing the events let us know and we’ll certainly consider it! Message us on Facebook or comment on our posts to let us know your ideas.

Our next event is currently The Wolf Run on 15th June which is a 10km ‘wild running’ course which involves off-road running, lake swimming *shudder* (I have an irrational fear of sharks and icebergs in open water, oh and that I’m going to tread on a fish) and general obstacles. We’re still deciding on some dates for the other events so this might change.

Keep up to date with our progress by following this blog or checking out our Twitter feed @edgarsLESJ.

If you would like to sponsor us, please visit our Virgin Money Giving page.

Thanks!

 

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