As part of Bupa’s My First Run campaign, to inspire people to take up running, Bupa are offering one member of the public the chance to train with Jo Whiley for her first half marathon and line up with her at the Great North Run.
See press release below for details and/or the Bupa facebook page…
JO WHILEY HUNTS FOR RUNNING BUDDY
TO KEEP THE SNOOZE BUTTON AT BAY
Bupa offer the chance to be Jo Whiley’s training partner for world’s largest half marathon
Jo Whiley is looking to recruit a running partner as she prepares to tackle the Bupa Great North Run. One lucky member of the public will win then chance to be her training buddy and help keep her motivated as she faces her biggest ever physical challenge. The famous broadcaster will be joining 56,000 runners for the world’s largest half marathon on Sunday 15th September.
The duo will become training partners and receive expert guidance from Bupa’s team of sports medicine experts along the way. Jo will be paired up with one lucky winner via a competition on the Bupa Facebook page. The winner of the competition will attend two training sessions with Jo, receive regular contact from a Bupa sports medicine expert and will join her at the start line of the iconic 13.1 mile course.
The presenter has committed to running her first ever half marathon, in a bid to get fit and help her face her busy schedule. This forms part of Bupa’s My First Run campaign, which aims to inspire 2,000 people to take up running by offering free Bupa Great Run 5km places to first time runners.
Like Jo, you may be used to years of early starts but are still tempted by the snooze button instead of exercise. Alternatively, after a long day’s work if you are lured to the sofa rather than the treadmill then running experts advise that a training partner will help you get those trainers on and get running. Running with someone else makes it easier to get started and stay motivated.
Jo Whiley said: “Like a lot of people, my life is really busy with my many presenting commitments and running around after four kids. So, I find it difficult to motivate myself to get active and having someone to train with will help me stay focused. I appreciate the benefits of being fit and healthy and after some great advice from Bupa, all I need now is someone to help get me to the start line!”
To enter the competition visit the Bupa Running Facebook page (facebook.com/buparunning) and submit your reasons why you should be Jo’s running buddy before Sunday 16th June.