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November 23, 2018
Meet Shade Soyinka, one of four ladies taking on the Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon as part of the Surrey Sparklers.
“I joined Surrey Sports Park as the HR Manager in January 2017. I found the love for running in June 2013 and I have been running on and off since then. Being a full time working mum of young children (11 & 9) with a long commute to and from work, it can be hard to find time to exercise during the day so I squeeze in my run first thing in the morning. With 10K being the longest charity race I have done to date, I reckon a half marathon would be a walk in the park!
“On a more serious note, I am looking forward to the race and with the support of my amazing colleagues here at SSP who are helping me to prepare for the race, plus manage my body in terms of injuries leading to the big event, I am looking forward to RACE DAY.
“I am not setting any expectations in terms of how fast I want to run on the day, but my target is to finish the race and who knows, maybe I will catch the half marathon bug after my first one. Only time will tell and having suffered with knee pains for years, I finally got diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in August 2018, so I am delighted that we are running for Arthritis Research.”