Fast Girls Premiere In London!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Me on the red carpet with my Goddess II
bag. It was a busy day.
Ladies and gentlemen- I experienced my first red carpet last night,  although it wasn't your typical red carpet.  For one, it was soaked through from all the London rain.  And it looked like a track.
 
The stripes should indicate the athletic film Fast Girls (out in England Friday June 15).  Set in London, it follows Shania (Lenora Crichlow,  from Being Human) on her quest to win big after a tough upbringing.  What she doesn't have in monetary support, she has in drive and determination.

The cast was further along on the red carpet but surrounded by security telling us to "keep moving."  Because of the rain, I was looking down trying not to step in any puddles.  It was all a blur!  Soon, we were inside.
Cast on the red carpet as we
wait for film to start.
Once my friend, Ama, and I entered the theatre, we made our way to our reserved seats.  There we found 2 bags of Propercorn (yum!), a water bottle from the sponsor (Love Film), and a Skinny Cola drink (haven't tried it yet).  There was a lot of energy and excitement in the room.  Live film and interviews from the red carpet were being shown on the screen (which made me wonder if I looked like a big idiot on the carpet.  Must practice my walk and not carry a gym bag the next time!). 

The lights dimmed as the producers and director came up on the stage.  The cast was then invited to join them with cheers from the crowd.  Finally, it was time for the movie to begin!
The soundtrack had a lot of upbeat songs (some you hear on Radio1) that are great to workout to.  This movie is suitable for the entire family with almost no sex, drugs, or rock-n-roll.  Just lots of running (and Adidas).  For the non-Brit readers, the accents were all easy to understand too.  :)  We ended the evening bumping into the lovely Jeanette Kwayke (Team GB) in the lobby.  Ama was lucky enough to have her picture taken with Jeanette. 
I'd like to extend a huge thank you to Coach Michael and everyone at Sportmakers for allowing me to attend the film.  It has inspired me to get out and run, even in the rain (which is good because I have that half-marathon looming).  I am thinking about running a 400m to see how long it takes me (sub 00:23 was the goal in the film).  I might even make it a Weekend Challenge, so start practicing now!

2 comments:

  1. It looks like so much fun, I can't wait to watch it :)

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  2. Good luck running 400m in 23 seconds!!! ;o)

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