The wait is finally over! Take a look at the badasses above – that right there my friends, is the new Team Bangs. After the raging success of Team Bangs on the Run 1 (in Paris) and 2 (in Greenwich, not quite as glamorous), I have been inundated with people asking me ‘when is the next Team Bangs and how can I be involved?’ Needless to say, I’m delighted to finally get the next installment underway.
Let me introduce you to my team. From left to right we have:
Christiana – (@christiana1987) Awesome writer, vlogger and epic tweeter, Christiana is a very important voice. Wise beyond her years, she is steadily carving out her own path to greatness and I’m happy to be along for the ride.
Orsii – (@Orsii) Orsii was born in Transylvania (that’s an actual place!) and grew up in Sweden. She works for a record label, is doing a Masters in Music Industries and is also a pretty badass DJ.
Sarah Mei – (@missmei) As the events coordinator at Nike iD, Miss Mei doesn’t just have her finger on the pulse of what’s cool, she basically IS the pulse. She’s also a total sneaker freak and lover of cake.
Danielle – (@Danilorum) This girl has an infectious joyful spirit and sense of happiness – forget Team Bangs, she’s on Team Life. She’s an insanely talented filmmaker and owner of a lovely ample bosom.
That’s me in the middle – pretty sure you’re all familiar with me at this point.
Rachel – (@RachelAfia) She may look serious but she’s delightfully goofy and provides much of the laughter in the team. But when it’s time to do business, this PR girl is on her game. Make way!
Rhalou – (@Rhalou) As the online editor of Women’s Running magazine, Rhalou does a hell of a lot of running. She is also known as ‘Sexy Hot Ginger Disco Freak.’
Sarah G – (@missysarbear) Photographer, agent and mama to the adorable four year old Mia (our team mascot) Sarah basically runs everywhere. With two half marathons under her belt, in training for this third one, she came to play. Game face!
These are all girls I look up to and admire – I love their work ethic and drive and I know their journey will inspire many more women to get out there and lace up their trainers, and that’s what Team Bangs is all about.
So that’s Team Bangs 3 – but we want YOU to join us!
We’ll be doing the Berlin Half Marathon on April 1st 2012. You will see us tweet and blog about our training regularly. We want you to sign up for the race too, train alongside us online and come do the race in Berlin. Come on! Whaddaya say? Let’s have ourselves a Team Bangs army out in Germany!
Isn’t it time you challenged yourself? Don’t you want to push yourself and see what you can do? Five of the girls on this team have never run before and I’ll be training them up and watching them cross that finish line with pride in Berlin on April 1st. Stop telling yourself you can’t do it. You can! And there’s only one way to find out. Register for the half marathon here, find yourself a training plan, follow all us girls on Twitter and train with us. You will be race ready by April 1st.
LET’S DO THIS!
VIVA TEAM BANGS!
Photography by Elliot Morgan
Makeup by Kath Gould