CONTRA
CONTRA
News - 8th May 2019
Tags:

Meet CONTRA Ambassador Dawn

DAWN

CONTRA was created by parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt because he saw the need for a sportswear brand that embraced inclusivity and fairness, a brand designed to do away with discomfort by offering high-quality kit in ten different sizes and fits.

 

Our CONTRA ambassadors have been road, trail and treadmill-testing our clothing range and here’s what one of them, Dawn Nisbet, had to say:

 

“Running in CONTRA kit frees my mind. I’m a size 18 but when I’m running in CONTRA I don’t worry about what I’m wearing; I’m no longer thinking about feeling uncomfortable, or self-conscious.

 

I’m not pulling my top or t-shirt down, or hiking my running leggings up in a bid to cover bits of my body and that’s because CONTRA kit fits me and my shape.

 

Contra 181025_1524 (2)

 

Feeling comfortable and confident allows me up to focus on my surroundings; on where I’m running and who I’m running with. It’s truly liberating!

 

What’s more, whilst I get so much pleasure from running I don’t want my enjoyment to be at the expense of someone else’s well-being; knowing that the staff who made my kit are paid a fair wage and that all the profits go back to parkrun makes me feel even better.”

 

Check out the range here and join the movement.

 

#movementforeveryone

Share this with friends:

Wilf Laidler 4

It’s never too late to start

Wilf Laidler first gave parkrun a try aged 76 yrs old. He has not stopped since.   Here Wilf tells us why he took up parkrunning and what he’s achieving now.   I had a triple heart bypass in November 2011 and went through the normal rehabilitation and all got back to normal and I…

Emily ritson 10

It’s the best part of our week

Emily Ritson’s brother Ben has autism. She thought that introducing him to parkrun could be a life changing experience for him.   Here, Emily tells us all about Ben and his parkrun adventures so far.   My brother Aaron and I took up running to make sure we got our exercise as we have a…