4) Chance To Run A New Kind Of Personal Best
Anyone who’s ever caught the running bug before can testify how easy it is to become consumed by ideas of times, and splits, and average pace per kilometre. Running apps, in particular, have made it simpler than ever before to fall down a pit of numbers, and statistics, and charts that pinpoint the exact moment your speed dropped. The Tough 10 will transport you to a simpler, purer, more natural form of running. Yes, you can still try and get a good time but you can do it knowing that it’s not the be all and end all. Difficult trail running terrain at Tough 10 means you won’t finish with your best ever 10k time, but that won’t stop it being your best/favourite ever 10k.
5) You’ll Have Fun
While certainly challenging, Tough 10 isn’t the type of horrifically gruelling event where you’ll rock up and endure a couple of miserable hours crawling through mud and wishing you’d done something else with your free time. It’s not about being an elite athlete, with a laser focused approach to running. It’s an event by the people, for the people. An event that will push you outside your comfort zone, but not so far that it sucks all joy from it. Normal, average Joe, runners are very much encouraged to get involved here.
6) You’ll be Making A Real Difference
Sort of feels like we’re repeating the introduction here, but it’s a point we feel is definitely worth making again. By taking part in Tough 10 and fundraising, you’ll be actively helping to raise money which will positively impact on the efforts of those working to beat cancer sooner. As a result of this, you’ll be making a real, tangible. difference to the lives of real people. That’s something we can all get onboard with.
For more information on Tough 10, or if you’d like to sign up to an event, pay a visit to the Cancer Research UK website.