The Thames Teachers Team had a great time at last week’s Run the River 2016 – a 5km or 10km run organised by Teach First to raise funds for providing top class education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
We signed up for the run before the summer holidays so it was a bit of a shock to the system returning from our breaks and having to do some last-minute training! When it came to the day our nerves, team spirit and energy bars were the perfect combination for helping us all the way! The atmosphere was electrifying with so many supporters cheering us along the way, encouraging tired runners to push on!
“Over 3,000 runners came together under the twinkling lights of the iconic London skyline and ran along the banks of the River Thames. And, by running off the pressures of the day, networking with – and competing against! – colleagues, clients and teams from across the city, raised cash to help Teach First improve education for children living in low-income communities. “
We strongly recommend joining us at next year’s Run the River. Anyone, regardless of fitness levels, can take part. Three of us walked the entire route and enjoyed it just as much as the runners with more time to admire some of London’s most well-known architectural, cultural and historical landmarks including the Tower of London, the Tate Modern and City Hall.
So, whether you’re a serious runner on the lookout for your next must-attend challenge event, an occasional jogger, or a complete beginner looking for a fun yet meaningful way to enjoy a late summer evening with friends or colleagues, Run the River is the perfect occasion to get involved with. We will be sure to let all our candidates know next year so they can join the Thames Teachers Team!
Written by Deon, Director of Thames Teachers.