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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Worldwide Companion 5k - Cambridge Style

I'm a sucker for 'global' events. I'm also in decent running shape after dodging dogs and cows for the last couple of months. Put it all together and what do you get?

Worldwide Companion 5k 2k12!

Envisioned by a Kiwi friend, WC5k2k12 (say that 5 times fast) brought together people from all over the world to run. Wherever you are. Stop what you're doing. And run. Together. It is no coincidence that this particular friend took Lauren and me on a night trail run (read: hills) as one of our first activities in Wellington back in July (i.e. southern hemisphere winter)...

From the Facebook page:

Choose a scenic local 5k route, grab some friends or do it alone, and run 5k at exactly 4pm Greenwich Mean Time on the 27th of November 2012. Take video and still pictures while running...

Challenge accepted!

So this morning, in the spirit of global unity and despite a 35°F / 2°C forecast which included snow, off we went...



Can't wait for next year!