What a fantastic day – Move Revolution Kids Active Village 2017

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We had the most incredible day at Run Reigate 2017 with our Kids Active Village; one of our favourite events of the year! We were so impressed with all of the runners and the atmosphere on the day was wonderful. Special mention to all the children who ran with such determination and grit – we are really proud of you. Well done! Another special mention to our own Jack Beard who ran the Half Marathon in a sub 2 hour time which is something to be proud of too! Well done Jack!

We are very grateful to all of the sports clubs, organisations and businesses who bring such great activities to our village, year after year. This year we think the standard was higher than ever before, and we saw so many huge smiles and tonnes of enjoyment which is what it’s all about for us. Children having fun and getting active! The dancing with Boogie Monsters was brilliant fun, and we loved the “Move Revolution Rap”!

We took lots of photos on the day, and we couldn’t wait to wrestle them from our in house photographer! Here they are…can you spot yourself?

  

If you see your friends in any of these photos, make sure you share this blog with them! Watch this space for exciting news coming soon – #movekids!

If you’re thinking of moving, the team would love to hear from you. Give them a call on 0330 223 1o00.

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/fantastic-day-move-revolution-kids-active-village-2017/

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Our resident runner!

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We have been quietly in awe of Jack Beard, who is part of our in house photography team. He set himself the challenge of getting ready to take part in Run Reigate and he’s made it look so easy! We were intrigued about how he’d done it so we asked him to put this blog together:

Hello!

My name’s Jack and I’m one half of the in-house photography team here at Move Revolution.

So as some of you may know, every year Move Revolution are one of the sponsors of the Run Reigate event – a 10K, Half Marathon and kids race that takes place through the streets of Reigate. I wouldn’t consider myself an athlete by any means. The most energy I’ve ever exerted generally involved trying not to miss a train. However, I saw Run Reigate as an opportunity to set myself a goal to achieve. Now most rational thinking human beings who have never entered in a running event would generally go for the smallest distance. Not me….

I made the decision to enter with 8 weeks to go, so I knew I had a realistic time frame to train properly as not to embarrass myself. I found a suitable training plan online that was tailored to Half Marathon prep, and along with the advice of my step-dad (who runs several marathons during the year) I was starting to feel a little more confident about the task at hand.

I would say the hardest thing about starting a training plan like this is getting yourself out the door in the first place. It’s far too easy just to switch the alarm to snooze, or say “I’ll just go a little later” (which never ever happens). I felt I really had to dig deep for motivation, but once you get yourself into a structured pattern, it soon becomes part of your daily routine. I personally found that running first thing in the morning was a lot easier than running after a day’s work. A lot of day is spent travelling in my car or sat in front of computer editing, so I find it hard to motivate myself to exercise when I’ve been sat down for most of the day.

Diet is a hugely important factor when it comes to training. As I don’t eat meat, I had to research suitable alternatives to make sure I was getting enough protein in my diet. I found that having scrambled eggs with avocado in the morning gave me a slow release of energy (as well as being super healthy) that would take me all the way through to lunch. I prepped my lunches in advance, cooking with Quorn (a great meat alternative that is incredibly high in protein with a fraction of the saturated fat that you find in meat). I would also include lots of vegetables with rice. I found that making my lunches in advance would stop me from buying lunches when out on the road, when there aren’t a lot of healthy options available.

Now what surprised me at first was the amount of progress I was seeing in my stamina as well as my running times. When I signed up for the Half Marathon, I set myself a goal 2-hour completion time. To achieve this, I need to average 9 minutes per mile. Within the first week of training, I was already running below 9 minutes which gave me that extra motivation to carry on and see how quickly I could run. At the time of writing this blog post, I’m in the penultimate week of my training plan. The weekend just gone I ran 11 miles in 1 hour 35 minutes, so I’m on course to beat my 2-hour target. And I’m also a stone lighter than when I first started so that’s an added bonus! Now I’m starting to wind down and run shorter distance to give my muscles the chance to recover in time for the big day.

If I were to offer any advice for anyone looking to start running for the first time, it would be to keep yourself focused and motivated. It’s far too easy to not go out for a run, or to order a beer with your lunch, or give in to the temptations of a Friday night Domino’s. But I found that setting myself a goal helped keep myself on track. Whether you sign up for an event like I did, or you’re just looking to lose some weight, set yourself a target to work towards and you’ll get there! A good music playlist is also key in my opinion. Create a playlist that will keep you pumped throughout your run, and you’ll find you’ll be able to fight through the fatigue a lot more easily.

Run Reigate takes place on Sunday 17th September, so if you’re in the area, pop on down. There will be great food, live music, fantastic free activities for children and the Move Revolution team will be there joining in all the fun at the Kids Active Village.

If you’re thinking of selling or letting your home, the team would love to hear from you. Come along on Sunday and have a chat, or give them a call on 0330 223 1000.

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/our-resident-runner/

Last but not least! More Move Revolution Kids Active Village partners!

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Our final blog to introduce our partners joining us at the Move Revolution Kids Active Village at Run Reigate on 17th September – we can’t wait! We are thrilled with the list of sports clubs and businesses we have joining…

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/last-not-least-move-revolution-kids-active-village-partners/

Move Revolution’s Kids Active Village at Run Reigate

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We are so excited to announce our popular FREE Kids Active Village at Run Reigate on 17th September. As before, we will be joined in the Kids Active Village by sports clubs and organisations for your children to visit and…

Source of this post from Alexis Bush Blog http://www.moverevolution.com/blog/move-revolutions-kids-active-village-run-reigate/