Sprint ace Jamie Baulch, interrupted his Virgin London Marathon training, to pay a flying visit to Scotland yesterday. The Welsh athlete, who holds a World Indoor Championship gold medal (400m-1999) and World gold and Olympic silver for his relay endeavours, was in Glasgow to promote the Halo range of products including the impressive Halo Proactive sports wash.
Jamie told scottishrunningguide.com: "I'm looking forward to the Virgin London Marathon next month and have a target time in mind although it's my first attempt at the distance. My old mate Iwan Thomas is going again this year and hoping to beat his time from 2010 - 3:58; my aim is to finish in front of him. I'm running for Barnardo's so it'll be great to enjoy the tremendous atmosphere on race day."
Stephen McCranor of Greaves Sports welcomed Jamie to the Gordon Street store and said that he expected the Halo range to make a big impression on the Scottish sporting public: "Halo Proactive sports wash is a breakthrough in liquid laundry detergent. It's designed to remove sweat and odours from sports clothing at temperatures as low as 30oC. Halo Non Bio Laundry liquid kills the bacteria which are trapped in the weave of the fabric thus allowing the clothing to breathe.
"We'll also be stocking Halo Proactive Waterless Hair & Body Wash, Halo Kit Refresher/Cleaner and Halo Proactive Foot Balm and anticipate a very positive response from the public."
Jamie Baulch reinforced Stephen's comments: "Since I retired from active competition I've been amazed at the range and quality of new products that have appeared on the market from speed and distance monitors to compression clothing. I think the Halo products are a significant breakthrough allowing sportsmen and women of all abilities to enjoy their chosen activities that little bit more. I've certainly enjoyed using them and I've been pleased by the positive feedback I've received, especially from my girlfriend!"
You can support Jamie Baulch's London Marathon run for Barnardo's at his Just Giving page.
You can check out the Halo range of products online.