Mountain Warehouse run the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Marie Curie Cancer Care!

16/06/2011

The 9th October 2011 will see a small crew from our Head Office pound the parks of London when they take on the Royal Parks Half Marathon in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The Royal Parks Half Marathon will take on some of the most picturesque and scenic parts of London.  The run starts in Hyde Park and takes us through a tour of London’s most beautiful outdoors spaces that the Royal Parks have to offer – Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St James’s Park. 

As we tread through these fantastic spaces we’ll take in some of the most iconic attractions that London has to offer including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Marble Arch, the Serpentine, and the Royal Albert Hall and plenty more along the way!

Training

The route may seem like a gentle walk in the scenic parks however the training for this is not!  Team MW started training for the half marathon back in February when it was freezing cold, wet and windy and very dark after work!  Not pleasant!  Getting the group together to begin with was a struggle as on a wet Monday in the winter you tend to want to get home as soon as possible and not charge round Hyde Park in the dark and rain...but we pushed on through and the running team got bigger! Now the sun is out and the evenings are lighter, our team runs are getting easier as there are always to people in the office around to motivate you however appealing a cider with friends in the sun sounds!

MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE

Mountain Warehouse has chosen Marie Curie Cancer Care as our chosen charity as it is a cause that we firmly believe in.  Not to mention their cause; Marie Curie Cancer Care offer a range of UK and international mountain treks and challenges for people to take on and raise money towards.  For more information on Marie Curie Cancer Care click here.

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