A few days after Jay and I decided to turn RunEurope into a thing, a friend of ours recommended a short film called The Runners. It was released back in November 2013, by two brave film-makers - Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley. Their mission was to tap into the inner dialogue of people whilst they run. It's a question I've asked quite a few of my friends - what do you think about when you're running?
To find the answers, Ivo and Matan followed runners around Victoria Park asking some extremely personal questions. It could have been a recipe for disaster but instead, people opened up and dictated their thoughts with a surprising level of clarity and honesty. There's some pretty moving moments, both heart-breaking and heart-warming. Ultimately it's a fantastic reminder of why we run, how it clears our minds and helps us to keep in touch with how we really feel. See for yourself here:
I'm hoping that everyone involved in RunEurope can use their training to achieve the same clarity that the runners in this film have shown. That said, it doesn't have to be a journey to understand ourselves (maybe you just want to run and zone out). Either way, the film should spur you on to get out there and run!