(But be careful……)
Because a change of scenery is good…..
It was a simple idea (& most of the times the best ideas are!) that instead of pounding the same pavements, in the same towns, on the same days we would simply ‘run somewhere different’.
This began with the local villages, off road etc. But then it evolved. It evolved into a challenge between us to post a run wherever we could. The bar had been raised!
Holidays in Ibiza and Majorca were no longer for relaxing, they were a way to ‘run somewhere different’. Running the sea front on the South Coast or tackling the climbs of Whitby? Of course. Getting a sneaky 5k in around the Lagoon after work or exploring the streets of Edinburgh during lunch break? Why not?
You see, not only does it keep running fun and exciting, you also find yourself being accountable to someone else and so on the days when you may not fancy getting out there, you end up rising to the challenge. Win-win. (Today’s stretch was 7.5 miles in the capital.)
This concept has developed and so every weekend some team volt athletes like to challenge themselves at a different parkrun. Keep an eye out for us and come and say “hi”.
A great event…..but not every race quite goes to plan….
The sun is out and so grab those trainers
Making it happen…
What seemed like one of those conversations that probably wouldn’t lead to anything, suddenly – 4 months later – here we are. team volt is ‘active’ and things are moving fast…!
Not only are logos being professionally designed, the kit being ordered, and athletes recruited, but team volt are proud to be one of the sponsors for this year’s North Lincolnshire Half Marathon (http://tape2tape.co.uk/events/north-lincolnshire-half-marathon/). How exciting (and official..) is that ????
The management team have always wanted team volt to represent the core values discussed in that coffee shop back in 2016 with one being that we provide an environment which helps its athletes achieve their goals. It is this ethos that we ourselves have embraced and the pace that we are moving at is down to the great teamwork and support that we provide for each other. ‘Inspiring’ is probably the word that sums each member up.
Keep checking in with us along our journey. And don’t forget: #makeithappen