What a great way to spend a Saturday. The alarm went off at ridiculous o’clock in the morning, and I set out for the Write This Run conference at the Running Show (only stopping briefly at Waterloo station to marvel at the number of Doctor Who fans already in full fancy dress waiting for the big moment).
The day didn’t disappoint, there were lots of truly inspirational speakers, including, Sophie Walker, who found running and blogging helped her and her daughter cope with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome.
She asked the question that we runners don’t ask, “What are you running from?” But I think that’s for another day.
There was a session on brands and building relationships with them, tips from journalists and bloggers about improving your writing – just do it seems to be the best way – and advice from experts on injury, rest and recovery.
Aside from the sessions, it was lovely to meet so many other running bloggers, there were a few familiar faces, and even more familiar names from twitter and blogs. It was a real pleasure to be in a room with so many enthusiastic people, all passionate about running and blogging.
After a day of sitting and listening it was a treat to be taken out for a training session led by the Running School.
On top of all this, there was the chance to wonder round the Running Show and buy lots of new kit and other goodies.
So a huge thank you to Laura and Liz, the Write This Run team, for putting on such a fantastic event, if you missed, make sure you catch the next one.