At ELLE, we make no secret of our sweaty Wednesday jaunts from our Carnaby Street HQ to Regent's Park and back again. Documenting our weekly Running Club outings online has helped us engage with other runners and recruit some new members (the Runner’s World crew has started jogging alongside us each week, too). Now, we’d like to run with you, if you'd care to join?
Tonight, for the very first time, 10 ELLE Insiders will be joining the ELLE Running Club for a night run with a difference. To get us motivated, we’ve set our running goals for 2015; from simply lacing up our trainers and getting back out there, to forsaking footwear altogether and running barefoot. Tweet us your goals to @ELLEuk and @ELLEukrunning using the hashtag #ELLEFit.
To be faster, to beat my 10k time of 54.24, to beat my half marathon time of 2 hours 5 minutes and to get to a 25 minute 5k.
I also want to do night running and to try barefoot running.
To run 10k again (it’s a small goal, but important to me!), then to do it in under an hour! Oh, and I wouldn’t mind doing a yoga headstand, too.
Group Publishing Director (and honorary ELLE Running Club member)
To do a half marathon in less than two hours following my frustrating (though lots of fun) 2 hours 36 seconds in the Paris Half.
Run a sub-4 hour marathon, master my macronutrients, run the Tromsø Skyrace (45k up/down, up/down, up/down, up/down the mountains in Norway). So eight months of training. And eating. Then drinking.
Associate Health & Beauty Editor
To run a sub 3 hour 45 minute marathon.
Editorial Assistant/PA to the Editor-in-Chief
To shave 15 minutes off my Paris half marathon time. And for fitness in general, I'd like to finally master a yoga headstand.
My goal is to just keep at it. And think of the cake.
Senior Fashion Editor
To persuade myself on my solo runs that I can actually run further than the end of my road without stopping.
Head of Editorial Business Management
To run a marathon in under four hours (and by that I mean I would be ecstatic with 3.59.59!)!
Executive Fashion & Beauty Director
To do more than one run a week, in addition to the ELLE Running Club and the school run. Especially as I only live 0.2 of a mile from the school.
Market & Retail Editor
I am determined to become one of those people who spring out of bed at 6.30am, eager for a pre-work run. Two days in and I'm on a roll!
To not turn beetroot when I run. If I must be a vegetable, I'd like to be a runner bean.