Farewell Nike Running Club Home Run, you were magnificent

Every Monday a group of amazing pacers lead a group of eager runners all around London. The pacers change and the runners change, and occasionally the time table changes and we run on a different day, but it’s always called Home Run. It’s something I always look forward to.

Earlier this week on Monday I ran with Nike for their final Home Run. I wasn’t planning on going and had been in two minds but decided to go because I always love Home Run and knew I would have fun. Little did I know that this was the last Home Run and that Nike were changing up their running programme.

Instead of the weekly schedule of events that Nike currently offers, they want to have more ad hoc run in different locations with different routes and people involved. I love the sound of this and how exciting it’ll very likely be. I will still miss Home Run because that was my first instance at running with anyone other than my sister.

I started running with Nike because The Gentlewoman had collaborated with them and I loved The Gentlewoman. I continued running with Nike long after the collaboration finished because I loved running with them.

From my fitness I don’t want therapy and Nike didn’t offer me that. I didn’t have to talk if I didn’t want to and most of the time all I wanted to talk about was running. Running with Nike gave me the space and time to sort my own stuff out without feeling the need to share it with the group.

These are just some of the many, many pictures I have with just a handful of the amazing people I have had the pleasure of getting to know.

  

What Nike did offer me were pacers every week and London as my playground. I ran from Nike Oxford Circus, King’s Cross, and King’s Road. I ran on tracks and in mud and over bridges and streets. I have run in the blazing sun, the freezing cold, the wet, and the snow.

It has been so, so magnificent and I am going to miss it so much.

But I know this is just the end of a chapter and not the end of the story. I can’t wait to see what they do next!

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