Four brave souls ran the 10K around Central London in support of Childnet on Sunday 21st July, and we’ve had a chat with some of them to find out a bit more about their stories.
Lindsay is a keen runner and enjoys all distances. She has run the London Marathon twice, one of which was for Childnet in 2017. Her favourite distance is 10 miles to half marathon, but this will be her first run in fancy dress! Lindsay has worked for Childnet for almost ten years now so thought this would be a really fun way to show her appreciation for the amazing work that Childnet does and give a little back. As a run/walker, Lindsay hoped for around 1hr 10 mins but the giant phone costume – in the heat – she thought it could make it a little longer! She actually managed to do it 1 hour and 6 minutes which was pretty incredible! Evidently being dressed as a smartphone actually spurred her on!
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Fabian has taken part in a couple of charity 5K runs before, but is keener on football and is a novice when it comes to this distance. With a 20 minute PB for 5K, he was aiming at under an hour for his first 10K. Fabian has only recently joined the Childnet team, and some suspect he has seen this as a good opportunity to earn some Brownie points with his new colleagues! His real reason for running is to celebrate the fantastic work Childnet do and help raise awareness of Childnet. He was really pleased with his time of 54 minutes and 1 second!
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Jogging/running has been Jing’s way of keeping fit since she moved to London. The stunning Hyde Park, Regent’s Park and Southbank offer the best ‘playground’ at any time of the day and Jing gets to witness the changing of the seasons in her twice-weekly 7km routine. Jing doesn’t consider herself the sporty type but is proud to have finished the Tough Mudder Challenge in 2015.
Jing started running in this race in 2012. Since it falls in her birthday month, it’s become her way of celebrating amidst the thousands and thousands of participants. To make it even more special, every now and then Jing runs for charities involving children. One time it was for GOSH and this year for Childnet. Whilst the internet provides a wealth of knowledge, it can also be a very dangerous place especially for children. And that’s why Jing is supporting Childnet – to ensure that the internet is a safe place for children to optimise their potential and make the most of their future. Jing ran the 10K in under an hour too, doing it in 58 minutes and 18 seconds.