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Amiqus Blog: Half Marathon Update


Marathon fever hits London this weekend we thought we’d check-in on our very own Amiqus running-recruiters ahead of the Manchester Great Run for Special Effect. With only 1 month left to go, how’s the training coming along?

“I recently ran 8 miles, my longest run so far” Alan told me. “It felt good and with the better weather it’s more enjoyable. No major injuries so far *touches wood*, so hopefully that remains. I want to get under 2 hours for the race, and as close to 1:45 as possible. Not sure who'll be the fastest from the Amiqus crew on the day, Lee has made some great improvements in his times but Will and Liam have been the most consistent in their training. It’s anyone’s on the day!”

Will has his own view ;- “Who’ll be the fastest from Amiqus? Definitely Alan! He’s the keep fit fanatic in the office. I’m aiming for second place in the office, although judging by Strava Lee Burns is making me extremely nervous and my second place might be slipping away. I’d love to get near 2 hours but maybe 2 hours 10 minutes is probably more realistic. Hopefully my Rocky 4 soundtrack kicks in at the right time…. 

“I’m aiming to do as close to the 13 miles as possible in training. I got up to 7 miles the other day and I could have gone for longer but don’t want to ‘run before I can walk’ so to speak! I have a walk up Snowdon on Saturday so that should rack up some miles - I won’t be running up it though….”

So Alan and Will are right on track – updates from Lee and Liam to come next time. I asked both to remind us why Special Effect are keeping up the motivation? 

“Special Effect work tirelessly to provide the opportunity to help others do what we take for granted - relax and play a video game” says Will. Alan agrees;- “It’s great to be able to give back to this great cause. We believe video games are made for everyone and the team at Special Effect continue to support inclusiveness for all”. 

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