Gemma Atkinson signs up for Electric Run

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 March 2015
Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Atkinson has signed up to compete in the Electric Run race which takes place across the UK on May 2

'Emmerdale' star Gemma Atkinson is entering the Electric Run race.

The 30-year-old actress - who made her debut as Carly Hope in the soap this week - will join 15,000 other participants for the event on May 2.

Those taking part must run or dance their way around a 5km course through six "lands of light", where huge structures including a power station and a giant octopus pulse and flash in time with the music.

The Electric Run began in America but is now a global event which will take place in 16 countries and runners will be participating in five British cities - Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff and London.

Earlier this week, Gemma revealed she is a massive fan of the gym because she feels "good" after she works out.

If she ever has a day when she wants to eliminate exercise, her boyfriend Olly Foster, who is a personal trainer, makes sure she sticks to her routine.

She said: "My guy is my trainer, so I have no excuse!" Working out is more for mental benefits for me, it makes me feel good. If you've got a day in the studio, you need to eat well and get a workout in in the morning to get you through. Weekends you can treat yourself though, life's too short not to eat cake."

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