We Own The Night: Nike x ELLE UK Photoshoot [Behind The Scenes]

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Nike and ELLE UK have partnered up once again to inspire women across the UK to run 10k with We Own The Night - a unique night time run in OUR city on May 18th with promises of lights, sounds and the unexpected! How can we not take part?! nike we own the night

On Thursday, we were lucky enough to be selected amongst an intimate group of fashion, lifestyle and fitness bloggers for an exciting Nike x ELLE UK photo shoot at the Shoreditch Studios. We got our hair and make-up done by the lovely beauty team, a first for us - 3 girls who usually roll around London in running gear, minimal make up and what-the-fuck-ever hair! We were decked out in Nike's latest spring summer collection with ELLE's fashion assistant Alice giving us freewill to pick out pieces to suit our own personal Food & Lycra style.

We also got to try out the new Free 5.0+ for the shoot, which we have to say are the most comfortable Free's to date. My feet overpronate which means that I have to wear big ol' clunky runners for support, and as much as I love the look of Frees, I never wore them as you could basically see my ankles roll in really badly. These, however, provide a bit more support than older versions, and the change in design means you can't see my feet overpronating as bad! A massive WIN for Team Overpronation!

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After getting glammed up we were thrown in front of the camera. To say we were out of our comfort zone was an understatement. We were told less smiles and more attitude - attitude should be our thaangg! But no. Put us under the bright lights in front of the photographer, and we turn into giggly school girls LOL. Who knew how difficult flicking yo hurrr could be! Can't wait to see the outcome of this photo shoot - hopefully we don't look like absolute donuts! Here are a few out takes from the night:

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During the run up to the race, Nike and Elle are going to be holding weekly running and fitness classes across London to ensure everyone is fit and ready for the big day. Starting this Monday, there will be group 10K "Run With ELLE" run clubs from Nike Town, and "Train With ELLE" Nike Training Club Classes every Wednesday at Hyde Park. It all kicks of at 6pm, and we will be there -  come run and train with us!

We will be participating in the run along with our friends who have never done a race before, which is going to be super exciting. Training, running and getting through this together is going to be another emotional journey for us - it might not be a half marathon, but the feelings at the finish line will be the same.

Follow our We Own The Night journey via our blog, Instagram and Twitter as we document our progress.

Come and join us with Nike and Elle to train for the ultimate 10k run, and lets do the damn teng in Victoria Park come the 18th May - sign up for the race today!

Thanks to our booski Niran from Yin&Yang for the nicer looking photographs!