Congratulations to our Sainsburys Anniversary Games competition winner!
28 July 2013
This summer has seen some of the heroes from last year's Olympic and Paralympic Games - such as Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and David Weir - compete at the Olympic Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
And we offered Run England members the exclusive opportunity to win two tickets to the Saturday's action at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games in return for completing a short questionnaire to help us provide the best service possible. Everyone who completed the questionnaire went into a prize draw.
The lucky winner was Wendy Old, who runs with the Yoga Haven Run Club in the West Midlands. Having tried tirelessly to get tickets for the Olympics last year without success, she jumped at the opportunity to get her hands on some tickets for the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games. However, with the hugely popular event selling out in just 75 minutes, Wendy once again didn't manage to get tickets. After giving up hope, she couldn't believe her luck when Run England told her she had been successful in the prize draw!
Wendy headed down to London with her sister for the weekend to make the most of the atmosphere, as she did last summer during the Olympics, however this time she'll actually be heading into the stadium!
Before the event, Wendy said: "For me, running acts as a huge release, each Saturday morning after a tough week, my fellow run club members and I head out down the canal path in Birmingham and try to get as many miles as we can under our belts before we take on a lunchtime hot yoga class to stretch out our tired muscles.
"I seem to be working in reverse order with distances though compared to most other runners - rather than building up the miles, I started with a full marathon, then moved on to a half and more recently a 10K! Whatever the distance, I am still enjoying the physical and mental benefits of a good run and wouldn't be without it.
"Thank you Run England!"
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