Rest & Run with Holiday Inn!
On Saturday 9th July, the seaside town of Brighton (run capital of the south) saw a wave of green t-shirts & smiles descend to the esplanade for the inaugural Rest and Run with Holiday Inn. On behalf of Running Fitness Magazine team, I had the great pleasure of joining them (with my 15 month old son in buggy!) for a blissfully hot 5km along Brighton seaside and then back to Holiday Inn for a hearty breakfast courtesy of Stock Burger Co. Brighton and Greg Wallace (co-presenter of Masterchef).
The run was headed by the ever beaming Kate Carter (Running Blog Editor for the Guardian) together with the fearless Noel Carroll & James Heptonstall of ‘Epic Challenges’ (#racethetube fame). We were also joined by Louise Scott, South East Regional Fundraising Manager for Teenage Cancer Trust, and a particularly impressive turnout from local Brighton running group ‘Hove Hornets‘ headed by Matt Lambert.
The morning’s test for Noel & James was to beat the runners… in a kayak in the channel. Despite surprising headwinds and only 2 day’s experience of sea kayaking, the pair managed to get back just minutes after first placed Kate Carter. Great stuff, I seriously recommend you check out the Epic Challenges youtube site.
The Holiday Inn ‘Rest and Run Club’ has been designed to help in particular out of town visitors discover where to run, as well as provide a weekly local running group. Whether training for a marathon or simply running to keep fit, many town visitors across the UK arrive at their destination and are keen to get their trainers on as soon as possible. And what better way to explore a new town than with a run?
As well as a longstanding partnership with the Virgin Money London Marathon, Holiday Inn is also Official Hotel Partner of the BMW Berlin-Marathon (25th September 2016), the Valencia Marathon (20th November 2016) and the 2016 Great Run Series (in ten major cities across the UK and Ireland). With a history of providing quality comfort for visitors, the Holiday Inn Rest&Run club will keep runners up to date with exclusive marathon packages and competitions, information about Holiday Inn running routes as well as helpful hints and tips.