1) It proudly shows who I am running the London Marathon for - vInspired
vInspired support so many young people across the UK develop their own skills through volunteering whilst also helping to make vital changes in their local area. I have personally had support from the charity and know how beneficial this process is on both the young person and the community in which they volunteer.
2) Its got my name on
I have read in so many blogs and articles how motivating it can be to have spectators shout out your name when running the Marathon, I also think its quite a good way to be able to strike up conversation with fellow runners!
3) Its purple
I love purple exercise wear. Sometimes I am guilty of leaving for a run looking a little too purple! The fact that vInspired's colour scheme is purple therefore suits me perfectly. I now just need to decided which of my numerous pairs of purple running shorts match best!
My only slight worry is the fact I will be running in a t-shirt... I am used to wearing vest tops as I tend to get hot very easily whilst running. So on Marathon day if you see a purple, sweaty mess running by with 'Alice' on their top you will definitely know its me!