On Tuesday, I lit up the night with Nike. I was invited to join 50 or so runners – including special guests/Olympians Hannah England and Ross Murray – for a run-adventure through central London in Nike’s new reflective collection, Flash Pack. Meeting at Nike’s Covent Garden store, we were each given a Nike Flash Jacket and a pair of Nike Flash 5.0+ Shield Trainers and split in to teams to find out our special mission. Head under the cut to find out what went down.
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Made with a special high-vis material, the new Nike Flash Jacket was designed to make sure runners will always be seen on the streets through their dark and murky winter runs. And seen, we were. Once artificial light – like car headlights or a camera flash – hits the jackets and shoes, wearers appear as bright as a lightening volt.
Of course this means that the gear acts as awesome protective wear for winter training – however, it also means you can take some ridiculously cool photographs in the dark with your camera flash on. And our #FlashRun mission was about us doing just that.
Split into teams of 5, we were given 4 London-landmark locations to run to and take snaps using the new photo functionality on the Nike+ Running App. We hashtagged #flashrun and our team name #team5, sharing our images on social before we raced off to the next location in the bid to beat the clock against the other teams and get the best pictures.
It was my first run back after injury (a pretty dope way to return to running, I must add) so I found my ankles couldn’t keep up with the cadence of my crew. To give them a chance of still snagging the winning title, I dropped out after our second spot – Big Ben and headed back to Covent Garden to welcome the crews back and see what pictures they grabbed. My crew represented hard in my absence, getting some great pictures, but the winners were these guys: