I arrived nice and early, spent some time finding my way around, and then set about the warm up. Hoola hoops. For some reason, I cannot do this anymore. As a kid, I could do it for hours, but as an adult, well, let's just say "epic fail". However, I can hoola hoop on both arms (at the same time, no less).
I managed to meet my friend from yoga training, although we lost each other at the start. A quick shot of Prosecco and we were off, two trips around Battersea Park. We're very lucky in London, we have some amazing spaces in amongst all the buildings and humdrum. It was great to see plenty of marshalls, mostly with giant hands for silly high fives. There were a few serious runners there, but most of the people seemed to be yoga enthusiasts who also run.
Having a glass of Prosecco between the run and the yoga probably wasn't the best idea, but it was fun. The yoga was pretty tough, I'm not used to Ashtanga and I had signed up for the intermediate/advanced class, forgetting that knowing the asanas and being able to do them at speed are two entirely different concepts! Despite this oversight, I had a great time, the yoga felt great after the run and then we were able to slosh back a couple more glasses of Prosecco, along with a beautiful sushi lunch and a natter.
I really enjoyed the event, I met some lovely people, had a chance to catch up with my friend and just generally had a great time, I can recommend it for next year.