January Blues… No Way!
The Christmas festivities and the annual rendition of Auld Lang Syne seem but a distant memory. The team was back in full flow in early Jan (some of us on the 3rd, whilst others made the most of an extra few days ‘flexibility’). After successfully delivering our 3rd Virtual Runner Live event on Sunday 6th, we started to focus on getting our own house in order.
Our umpteenth Cycle Live event in June, nine Sunrises, a re-developed Rushcliffe Running Festival and a brand new 20miler (the Notts 20) should keep the team busy through January. Typically, one of our best months for event entries, we wanted 2019 to be the best yet and it hasn’t disappointed. A big thanks to all those that have entered one or more of our events already and well done to the whole team’s efforts which has seen us beat 2018’s number.
We’ve also been busy delivering a number of client projects. Fresh from ‘re-capturing’ Pedal for Scotland, (amongst other things) the team has been putting plans together to ensure we maximise rider satisfaction, whilst trying to better engage the local communities through which the routes pass. Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh on closed roads is bound to have an impact, but our job is to minimise the disruption and try to find ways that local folk can benefit from the 10,000 riders taking to the saddle on Sunday 8th September 2019.
And let’s not forget sport and physical activity in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. From delivering County Finals in Derbyshire, the County Sports Partnership ‘Quest Assessment’ in Notts and planning and launching the new awards in both counties, January has been another busy month.
So, all-in-all, we’ve had no time to think about the January blues. It’s been helped by the fact that most of us have found a bit of time to do a bit more exercise and whilst it hasn’t been a dry month, it has been drier for most… certainly less hangovers.
It’s now the 1st Feb and we’re in full swing for the event season ahead. I, for one am looking forward to it!