As you are well aware - through my incessant mithering on here, Twitter, and in the Real World - I did Manchester's first Color Run on Sunday. It's a 5K run with a paint station every kilometre, complete with volunteers throwing powdered paint at you! I felt like I was absolutely covered in colour (including my teeth, because I was laughing as I went through the orange station and got a face full of colour) but when I got back I found I wasn't quite as bright as I thought! Wah. It was so good running through the clouds of paint though and it definitely gave you a kick of energy, urging you on when you thought the tank was empty; you can see the yellow station behind me in the picture above and the blue one below with clouds of colour billowing up. My aim was to run it in half an hour but adrenaline kicked in and I did it in 25 minutes - so that is probably why I wasn't caked in colour! You can see the (seriously unattractive) photos from my sprint finish HERE.
I'd love to do it again next year but my next aim is a 10K in October. If you enjoy these pictures (and those finish pictures alone must be worth a donation) don't forget you can donate to Macmillan Cancer Support, who I did the run for, using my JustGiving page - though if you don't have any pennies right now don't worry, this is an ongoing project for the charity!. A big thanks to those who have kindly donated already:
Maria, Tara, Aurora, Josie, Gill, Jordan & Adam, Karis, Sara and her custom denim, Clare, Tom & Lianne, Jan-Marie, plus all of my parents' friends including car dealer Nick Tomlin and the generous gang at Weaver Vale Housing Trust!
I haven't finished adding up the real-world donations yet but it should come to £300+.. eeek! If you're a company or a brand who would like a link in exchange for adding to my total for Macmillan drop me an email.