Nike So Fast running series – Meeting Bernard Lagat

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Last month Nike launched it’s “Find Your Fast” campaign aiming to get athletes to run or train for their fastest time this summer.

As part of the run up to the 30 August where Nike is challenging us to run our fastest mile alongside the Nike+Run Clubs and the elites.

A few weeks ago Nike held a week of  So Fast training sessions to the run up to the Anniversary Games 24-26 July. Each session was located at a different venue with something special happening.

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I managed to sign up for the Tuesday session where we were told we were running to a secret location. As usual it was always a big turn out, lots of runners. It was a beautiful sunny evening, really warmed up as we started running. Along the way we stopped off at Green park where James Brewer took us through some sprint drills.

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We headed South of the river towards Chelsea bridge and then through to Battersea Park where we did a mile finish (sprints as well to the finish).

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We finally reached our destination we ended up at the Doodle bar where there was a bar and food and best of all a special guest Bernard Lagat. The American record holder in the 1500 m and mile run indoors, as well as the 1500 m, 3000 m, and 5000 m outdoors, and also the Kenyan record holder at 1500 m outdoors.

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We all gathered together for a Q&A session with Bernard Lagat, it was great to hear him talk about how important a mile race was and his achievements. He made us laugh with a brilliant sense of humor.

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After which everyone gathered for food and drinks. The delicious food that evening was courtesy of Miss P Barbecue. I choose the Beef Brisket burger, it was amazing!

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Photo credit: Miss P Barbecue

Yet another great event hosted by Nike full of surprises and good food! Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to attend the other events in the So Fast series. Special guests included Dina Asher-Smith, Chijindu Ujah, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Greg Rutherford.