Writer by day, club and Rinse FM DJ by night, runner with Run Dem Crew by accident. All my DJing stuff is on www.joseyrebelle.com.
Before I joined Run Dem Crew in September 2010, I did a teensy bit of shit jogging and took part in Race for Life 5k events for fun with work colleagues, but, in all honesty, running 5k without stopping was a STRUGGLE. I did a Run 10K in Finsbury Park in summer 2010 and found it so utterly unbearable that I wanted to cry and planned to just run out of the park without anyone noticing, until this girl said to me ‘oh I’m running with my mum today, she’s got cancer’ - and the shame I felt at my own patheticness was literally the only thing that kept me going. I promised myself I would NEVER, EVER, EVER run more than 5k again.
I dunno what the hell happened, but since joining RDC, I’ve now done FOUR HALF MARATHONS and am already signed up for three more this year.
I’m as baffled as you are mate.
I run primarily for fun and to look after my body and mind, but have also made new friends, travelled to new cities and challenged myself in a way I never thought possible. Big love to Charlie Dark/Run Dem Crew for getting me out on the streets.
Not in a prostitute way.