National Running Day is a celebration where people everywhere declare their passion for running. It is a coast to coast tribute to the sport, for lifetime runners to reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a lifetime commitment.
Speakers Corner running club have been in serious training for this day!
Our dedicated team of runners, usually led by Bella and closely followed by Rhona and Nick, gamely pound the streets of Holloway and Highbury at least twice a week when the clock strikes noon. Donned in a bright array of running kit, they formed Running Club a year or so ago, with the challenge of today firmly in mind!
And those of the Speakers Corner team not involved in running are also a fit bunch! We have a selection of beautiful bikes parked in the courtyard for those intrepid enough to brave the roads of North London on a daily basis - come rain or shine! Sadly there have been a couple of bike thefts in recent months but this hasn’t deterred their riders who have rushed out to buy replacements and better locks!
Gym memberships are popular ways for us to switch off from the stresses of work early morning and later in the evening – with zumba, spin and body conditioning high on the list of classes religiously attended by many of the team.
No one could ever say the Speakers Corner team are not fit – we have taken part in sponsored walks, cycles, runs and swims we are looking for more physical challenges throughout the year – with Go Ape high on the wish list!
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