Find the time

This weekend we saw Mo Farah taking the streets of London to make his debut in the Marathon since his success at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The 26.2 mile race is truly a great test for anyone running and has always been a goal of mine that one day I will run. Great amounts of money are raised for great causes and the city of London comes out in their thousands to support and spectate to offer a boost to all runners and add to the already terrific atmosphere.

With the London Marathon having just been I am personally inspired to get back into shape and start incorporating running back into by busy lifestyle. Currently I am training for a half marathon and I have found that one long run during the week isn’t as hard to fit in as first thought.  With the clocks having recently gone forward, the evenings have got lighter for longer, which means you now have time after work to go out and be active. We now get 12h 45m of sunlight per day, so why not start a new activity to help de-stress after a day in the office. Go out – run, walk, climb and explore! Discover the world, there has never been a better opportunity now spring is here.



The North Face have created a campaign called #LongerDays which challenges the general public to find the time to do something different and explore places they might not have done before.

This includes an app which encourages the general public the chance to share achievements via social media and to create an active community of friends throughout their app. They are encouraging participants to take pictures outdoors, whether you are climbing mountains, capturing the beautiful countryside or taking a more intense fast pace action shot of the busy city life, upload your pictures to win daily prizes.


How can I get involved?

  • Visit The North Face website here and download the app
  • Follow them on Twitter here and use the #LongerDays hashtag
  • Like them on Facebook here
  • Inspire yourself by browsing their Instagram page here

This post has been sponsored by The North Face but all thoughts are my own