When Emma met Phil
Written By: SportsShoes
To celebrate the launch of Adizero SL, we challenged you to progressively run 30K over 3 weeks by taking part in our SportsShoes & adidas SUPER CHARGE 30K Strava Challenge.
Everyone who completed the challenge had the chance to win a head-to-toe adidas look from SportsShoes, including the new Adizero SL, with one lucky winner also eligible for the main competition prize - a bespoke training session with an adidas athlete!
We're pleased to announce that the lucky winner is Emma Lee from Durham and the mystery athlete is Phil Sesemann.
We caught up with them both as Emma travelled to Leeds to claim her prize.
Phil, who is currently training for the TCS London Marathon 2023, had arranged to meet Emma at the Lakeside Cafe in Roundhay Park in Leeds and planned a 5K route on some of his favourite hard-packed trails and paths around the lake. Accompanied by his loyal 'Mileage Mutts', the aptly named Haile and Kipchoge, they set off to enjoy a scenic run and chat all things running, with Phil offering some of his best tips and advice. Emma learned all about his training, motivation and of course his love of porridge! (which he even takes to Kenya on winter training camps!)
Emma said; "I'm thrilled to bits that I won the competition; I love my new running kit and I've had an amazing afternoon meeting Phil. To have the opportunity of running with an elite athlete is just unbelievable. It was great to meet his Mileage Mutts too. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and I'd like to thank you SportsShoes, adidas and Phil Sesemann."
Emma wore the adidas Adizero SL Running Shoes, part of her competition prize.
Ben Mounsey, SportsShoes ambassador and organiser of the adidas SUPER CHARGE 30K Strava Challenge, said;
'I'm delighted that Phil took time out of his marathon preparation to honour our competition prize. I've always been full of admiration for him as an athlete, but after meeting him in the flesh and listening to his advice & experience as an elite, I couldn't help but feel inspired. He is an absolute credit to adidas and our sport.
Most importantly, I'm really happy that Emma had such an enjoyable and memorable day. At SportsShoes, we're always looking to provide unique experiences for our loyal customers, so look out for more exciting challenges in the future!'
Phil finished 10th in the iconic TCS London Marathon 2022 in a PB time of 2:12.10 and was the second British athlete home. He is hoping to improve on his time and position in this year's edition of the race - so don't forget to tune in and cheer him on!
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You'll have the opportunity to post and create discussions with other club members, track and compare your progress via our club leaderboard and compete in our unique challenges, with the chance to win exclusive discount codes and prizes. All club members have access to the latest offers, insights into the latest running products, advice from professional athletes & coaches and detailed product reviews written by our team of dedicated experts.
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