Oh Wow! What an amazing morning! RunTogether were so impressed by the amount of Happy Feet runners that ran with us in February that they decided to give our runners a surprise treat.
They contacted the Happy Feet team a few days ago to tell us that fitness celeb and RunTogether Ambassador Jessie Pavelka would love to come along and present our runners with their well deserved Runtogether medals! We were really excited and feel very proud that they picked us for this special recognition...but we were sworn to secrecy and we only had a few days notice to come up with a cover story that would encourage our runners to turn up at Lyppard Hub, on a Saturday morning when they would normally be having a rest day.
However our runners came out in force for "a picture in the local paper", some of them popping along after Parkrun and others fitting us in around their other plans, and what a treat they were in for with the lovely Jessie. We did a quick photo shoot and a short run before finally being able to reveal that we had a special Ambassador coming later in the morning, but we still couldn't say who it was!
When Jessie arrived there was some swooning and a real buzz of excitement that such a famous fitness expert was here to present OUR medals! He was fantastic, congratulating all the runners, having photos taken and signing autographs.
The RunTogether team also had a chat with a members and heard some of your inspirational stories.
Well Done Happy Feet Runners!