Glow sticks, beat boxers, a laser show and a whole lot of whooping. No, we werent out clubbing last night, we were on a 5K run around London with Nike.
Team ELLE blogged every day about our progress; Nike Master Trainer Sonja Moses shared her running expertise; we provided motivation and inspiration with running playlists and #ELLEinspire quotes and we showed you What ELLE Wears Running fashion editors in lycra who knew? Its been a group effort - even the editors doing it.
Last night 120 ELLE readers, team ELLE and team Nike proved that the hard work, challenging training and tired legs had been worth it.
We all came together at Londons Somerset House for a night of fashion and fitness.
After every runner was given a Nike Flyknit shoe to trial and was kitted out with an ELLE/Flyknit t-shirt, we joined the fastest women's marathon runner in history, Paula Radcliffe for a talk about running and style.
I cant remember a time when I wasnt running, Paula told the crowd, adding, Confidence is so important for new runners. Taking that first step can be tough. Running with friends is fun and a great motivator.
Paulas tip for getting through a difficult run? Counting. If you hit a difficult patch and you think about how far youve got to get it can be a bit overwhelming, so its really good to learn techniques like counting to keep you motivated.
Next came the active bit. This was no ordinary run. From Somerset House, we took in some of the most incredible vie More