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Harnham Do The London Colour Run



Colour Run Diary by Charlie Waterman, Account Executive

It should come as no surprise that recruitment is a competitive industry - so you might think that a group of Harnham consultants would be at the front of any race that they may take part in... Of course normally we would, but when taking on The Colour Run aka "The Happiest 5k on Earth" we decided to take it just that little bit easier…

In case you aren't familiar with it, The Colour Run is a five kilometre 'race' during which the runners, dressed in white for maximum effect, get covered in brightly coloured corn-starch and finish the race looking like they’ve been involved in an accident in a paint factory.

It started off well and amidst the sea of 18,000 white-bedecked runners it’s fair to say that we were already off the pace, but that just meant that it took us longer to get through the sea of coloured dust meaning that we ended up looking slightly like smurfs that never quite made the cut!

By the time we made it to the Yellow station at the 3km marker we must admit, the novelty of having corn-starch all over your body was starting to show - sure it looks great in photos - but nobody tells you about the blue teeth that come along with it....

With a good 15 minutes left, the Harnham team spirit came shining through! The group was starting to slow - well actually, a certain member of the group started to wane.... You see it was actually rather funny seeing Harnham's top biller, the one that does deals in her sleep, the one that never slows below 100 miles an hour, lose interest in even walking. A bit of tough love from the crew and she was inspired to keep her legs moving!

Once we survived the Orange station 'powder shower' it was pretty much straight towards the finish line - we rounded the corner as a group and kept on pushing until the finish line. It might not have been our fastest run, and we definitely didn’t look our usual demure selves by the end, but it was a great way for us to raise money for a great cause…