Normally, e-mails concerning ‘costumes’ with short skirts do not stay long in my inbox, however, the other day I noticed an intriguing group of people following me on twitter. Called Run Gazella, their blurb said they make ‘lightweight fancy dress costumes for running’….now, where might it be totally and completely acceptable for me to run, oh let’s say 10km or (and) a half marathon, dressed as Alice in Wonderland or Mrs Incredible? Somewhere I might be going in less than 100 days…..
They’ve offered me the chance to test one. I’m seriously considering it – my only issue is that rule that says you wear or do nothing different on race day. That means I have to run at least one training run in said frock – preferably one of the long ones. Now while I’m happy to run around Disneyland dressed like an oversized cartoon character, I’m a bit concerned that doing it round here might a) attract a Pied Piper like band of guffawing teenagers b) attract the local constabulary. So, we shall see.
If you are braver than me though and live in the UK, check them out www.rungazella.co.uk. US runners, they don’t yet ship to your neck of the woods but they tell me they are working on it, so keep them bookmarked.