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RunBreeze puts the speed into speed dating for Valentine's Day

23rd January 2012 Print

Think speed dating is so last year? Then think again. RunBreeze, the leading specialist seller of running socks, clothing and accessories, has put a spin on the traditional format by designing a speed dating evening for runners.

Sprint along to the Millennium Track at Battersea Park, London on Friday 10 February for the chance to meet someone new who just might fit the bill for a Valentine’s Day date.

Runners will each be given a number to wear, as if in a race. Participants will run 200m with each 'date' and must cover the distance in 2 minutes 30 seconds – a relatively slow pace but enough time to leave an impression. And if you don’t like your date you can always run a little faster!

At the 200m point each runner will join with their next date and the process will continue after a 30-second break. Runners can keep a note of any date they like and, and if a person picks another runner who in turn picks them, details will be exchanged.

Co-founder of RunBreeze, Richard Edmonds, is hosting the evening. A professional personal trainer and marathon runner, Edmonds will also be on hand to offer training tips for those gearing up for the London Marathon.

“Running is often viewed as a solitary sport, so we want to bring people together to have a good night out. It’s a light-hearted, fun evening and, if someone meets the partner of their dreams, then so much the better!” said Edmonds.

A mere £10 covers the track and admin fee for the evening and each runner will receive a free pair of RunBreeze Anti-Blister Running Socks. Those looking for a run with a difference can register their interest at