180 degrees on the Asics

Perhaps it is a sign?  I’m not supposed to own Asics trainers.  Maybe they aren’t good for me or something?

Having already decided to run the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday in my Adidas Supernova Sequence trainers, I then received a great email today.

The Sweatshop (organisers of the half marathon) sent me (and all the other runners) an email saying there was 72 hours until the half.  But, it also included the following deal:-

2 for 1 Adidas running shoes if bought from 29th March – 05th April!

It said:-  Exclusively at the Sweatshop/adidas retail marquee at the race site or any branch of Sweatshop or SheRunsHeRuns nationwide from Sunday 29th March until Sunday 5th April.
Simply print this email and bring it with you or bring your race number. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Shoes must be identical in size and model.

How great is that? 

I’m now going to return the Asics Kayano that I’ve bought and I’m going to get Adidas (2 pairs) again.  Like I said, is it a sign?  Perhaps I should’ve just stuck with the Adidas anyway when they’ve been good?

As well as the 2 for 1 deal, there was also this (I quote):-

The adidas V.I.P club is hosting a hospitality suite for all it’s athletes, that’s anyone who runs in adidas shoes. All runners in the adidas V.I.P club will receive the following for FREE: A hot pasta meal, adidas goody bag and their Reading Half Marathon ‘medal’ photograph. It’s a great place to recover and relax in the warm after the race.

All you have to do is run in a pair of adidas shoes and pick up your exclusive wrist band from the adidas retail area or at the end of the finish system.

I’m liking all this.

Saturday I’m off to the Sweatshop to return the Asics.  Sunday I’m running in my Adidas.  Monday (or Tuesday) I’m off to Sweatshop again to buy 2 pairs (!) of Adidas running shoes.

2009 Reading Half Marathon

For those of you who are interested in finding out more about the Reading Half Marathon, you can either visit the site by clicking here or the image above.

You can also view a pdf version of the race info pack by clicking here.

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