On the 24 – 27 August 10 Frontrunners from the UK team: Aaron, Veronica, Lotta, Marcus, Kelly, Jenna, Kerry, Carl, Geoff and Becca (me!) joined 150 Fronties from 25 teams across the globe for the super duper ASICS FrontRunner meet up.
Over the course of the weekend we braved raft building, 7am runs, rain showers and a 5/10km race all in beautiful Holland (not to mention some epic partying!) It was an amazing chance to get to know team mates from different countries and make lifelong memories.
Here is an account of our experiences……
For me the ASICS FR weekend in Amsterdam brought me back to the reason why I run. Health, Happiness, Friendship and Fun.
For the past number of years my Running has been focussed on the competitive International side of things. This has been at times very stressful, nerve racking and also disappointing when races or major Championships don’t go to plan.
But as a whole my Running has shaped the person I am today, taken me to countries I may never had got to visit, helped me make friendships that will last a lifetime & pushed me to achieve the dreams that you could only dare to dream.
The Asics FR weekend in Amsterdam brought back all the reasons why I love to run, it helped me to destress after a tough International track season with like minded people, friends, family.
Running the 5k Fun Run brought back the fun element to Running that I have been missing.
Of course we were all a little competitive once the gun went (that’s what makes us who we are) but as the race progressed I relaxed into it enjoying the surroundings – apart from the mighty head winds, and enjoyed the race for the Running element and not the wanting to win element.
It was a bonus however to make the podium in second behind Paulina Kaczynska from Poland (5000m PB 15:29), who was flying.
My Asics FR UK team mates all had super runs too and it was great to share the day with them.
The International meet was a great way for me to make new friends within our wider Asics FR family, but it also brought me closer to my ASICS FR UK family too.
We made memories and had fun and laughs that will last a lifetime – and we made a pretty awesome raft too! – See not competitive at all, lols.
Check out the full Blog from the UK & Ireland ASics Frontrunner Team;