Brooks Running Urban Jungle Collection

When I got to work on Saturday afternoon, some of my colleagues asked me what I had been up to all morning. I shared with them a little about my adventure in London Zoo with Brooks and they responded with “who are Brooks?!”. So I guess that really hit home for me what the brand are trying to do here by building awareness.

A few months back, I went along to meet the Brooks team and check out their Autumn Winter ’15 kit and was pleasantly surprised! There are pieces that I still highly covet!

This weekend, we got to put some of that kit to test in the actual typical autumn / winter London weather. Say hello to a dull, drizzly, rainy morning! But we were there specifically to check out the Ghost 8 and Ravenna 6 in the new Urban Jungle Pack with cheetah and zebra inspired prints.

Opting for a balanced, cushioned and lightweight neutral shoe, I was gifted with the Ghost 8 (pictured above), whilst Bethan’s rocking the Ravennas below.

At the zoo, we were split into teams; I was teamed with my running / blogging buddy Bethan and also Tess who I had yet to meet before but knew of. In our teams, we had to solve a series of questions and share the content on Instagram with the hashtag #brooksrunwild.

Points were awarded for the best photos and videos taken in the 60 minutes we had to complete the challenge with bonus points being awarded for getting the shoes in the posts too! Me, being me, ran with an umbrella (yup) and took most of my photos on my Olympus PEN E-PL7.

image credit || BrooksRunningUK on Twitter


Pop over to Instagram and Twitter to check out posts from the rest of the crew who were here with me using the hashtag #brooksrunwild.

Unfortunately, my team didn’t win the challenge (we were just 3 points behind the winners!!) but so much fun was had that it really didn’t matter! A great breakfast, a long overdue catch up with everyone, a run around the zoo …a great way to start my Saturday! Thanks Brooks!

Personally, I’d always opt for function over fashion, but I’m certainly not gonna complain when I can get both in a running shoe!

How’d do you feel about running shoes mixing function and fashion?! 

Elle 🙂 



  1. Carla
    November 9, 2015 / 15:15

    I love love love them. I'm walking to half marathons in the next four months I need them 🙂

    • Elle Linton
      November 9, 2015 / 22:23

      Same here! next half at the end of February!! …and am basically starting from scratch right now! all the best 🙂 x

  2. The Food Hunter
    November 9, 2015 / 14:49

    I love these shoes!! need to get a pair.

    • Elle Linton
      November 9, 2015 / 22:24

      They're awesome right?! Hope you get to treat yourself! 🙂

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