To celebrate the arrival of Winter; last week Nike hosted a Daylight Saving run as the clocks went back to reclaim that invisible hour.
At 1am London’s South Bank was taken over by 150 runners including myself all with identical Nike Runners tops, bright glow sticks and flashing lights.
The evening began at the National theatre, where we all gathering in a group waiting patiently to be led up to the Deck at the top of the building. Wow was a scene, it was like stepping into a neon lights disco. As we queued up for the bag drop, we were given a running top. Most people got a t-shirt but I managed to get a long sleeve top, which was perfect for the night run.
As well as getting kitted up we also got to trial the latest trainers, this was definitely a great opportunity to test some new shoes.
- Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10
- Nike Lunarglide7
- Nike Pegasus+32
- Nike Structure+19
I was delighted to be given a pair of NIKE AIR ZOOM VOMERO 10 in Fuchsia Flash/Black/Flash Lime/White to try, the shoe provides a combination of soft yet responsive cushioning with lightweight Nike Zoom Air.
It was a pleasant night, a little chilly as it had been raining earlier on in the day. But great running weather.
After the warm-ups, we heading off along the South Bank. Running towards the Oxo tower, across the Millennium bridge, St. Paul’s, along the Embankment, Westminster bridge and the London Eye.
Our 5km run incorporated some drills which took place outside the Tate Modern. We formed rows where a speed and agility ladder was placed in front of us, and each person in line performing short and fast intervals. It was good fun, these workouts are a great way to mix things up and get the legs turning over when they’re tired.
Running at 1am seemed a little strange, but also fun and exciting. As we pretty much had the roads to ourselves expect for a few late nighters who were cheering us on.
If it’s an Nike event, it’s always amazing. A fantastic evening and certainly an experience to run at 1am. The invisible hour, it’s like it never happened.
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Cover photo taken by Nike London