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17 April 2014

Jogger dressed as rabbit surprises Clapham residents

Jogger dressed as rabbit surprises Clapham residents

Clapham, London, a popular spot for young mothers with children who stroll around the park of an afternoon, have been mystified in the past few weeks by the appearance of a woman dressed as a rabbit jogging around the park. The rabbit has caused some excitement among the children and mums on Twitter, wondering what was going on.

Rebecca from Clapham Mums, a local lifestyle website for mothers in the area, said: "We received some messages from some of our Clapham mum members about this person dressed as a rabbit running around the Common.

This isn't all that normal, even around Easter. The kids absolutely loved it but we were a bit baffled as to what they were doing. Some of them have only just learnt about the Easter bunny so were quite thrilled to see it exercising around the park!"

As it turned out, the mystery rabbit jogger was Elle Linton, London fitness blogger and coach, training for the Clapham Rabbit Run for Alliance member organisation and disability charity, Livability. Once Livability saw the posts from Clapham Mums on Twitter they had a suspicion that it might be one of their most dedicated runners.

Elle said, "I am planning on doing the Rabbit Run in Clapham in two weekends' time and so was doing a bit of training. I will be doing 5k dressed as a rabbit on the day so I had to get used to running in the suit, instead of my usual gear. I want to raise a good deal of money for the charity and I am a competitor at heart and so had to get myself used to the demands of the outfit."

Livability's Easter Rabbit Run on Clapham Common, 11am on 26 April will see hundreds of enthusiastic runners take part, attempting 5,10 or 15km

Livability is the largest Christian disability charity in the UK. They work with adults, young people and children with physical and learning disabilities helping them to lead full, independent lives and maximise their own potential. They campaign for change, giving people living with disabilities choice, opportunity and control.