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Run August Run – Nearing The Finish Line

Goodness me, only three days to go (including today) in our #RunAugustRun Challenge. Can you believe (if you are still with us) that you have managed to run on 28 consecutive days – that is just amazing !

Last post left us in Romania, and today I pleased to report that we have almost cleared the Black Sea and are close to the coastal shores of Turkey. That is pretty amazing folks – we are in fact as a group less than 50 miles from Turkey which would take us to 2000 miles !!!! 

WOW What A Journey

WOW What A Journey

So how many are left at 100%? Well I have to sadly report that since our last update a number have missed at least one day – never fear though they continue to run on for the project adding important miles to our journey. The drop rate proves two things, just how difficult a commitment it can be to run every day for a whole month, and of course in doing so how extra amazing those are who are have kept it up.

Some extra statistics for you

  • 1955 miles to date (this figure will increase as I know there are a few to check in from previous days)
  • Longest day to date is now the 24th when we clocked up just over 105 miles. It would have been more but a few of our long runners had the following day down as their long run.
  • Our longest weekend was this past weekend when we clocked up an amazing 195 miles
  • We had our fastest mile challenge and for those who have reported in I can announce that this prize goes to the speedster Lynne Anderson – a 6min 34 seconds (verified by picture).
  • A number of us have broken through the 100 miler marker, and even those who said at the start would be running a mile per day are nearing (or have already) broken 50 miles – that’s more than 1 mile a day so just fantastic !!
  • The crazy French Man Jojo continues to streak ahead with some amazing running and a grand total so far of 236 miles (with a few days of confirmation still to come!) Amazing mate, simply amazing !

So as we near the end of the challenge I wonder how everyone is doing – perhaps posting a little chart will help to motivate everyone to crack on and reach certain targets.

The Running Totals

The Running Totals

As you can see a number of us are close to certain milestones, 50 miles, 150 miles and even 200 miles … 3 days to go 🙂

All I have to say is how impressed I am with everyones commitment – even those who for one reason or another have had to miss a day or two. The important thing is that you started, and you continue to run, which in turn will add a few extra $$ onto the totals for my charity and that after all is what this is all about.

So there you go – 3 days to go, the next (and final update) will be upon completion. Please take a check on the numbers above and let me know if you think I’m wide of the mark with you total – it’s been a challenge in itself to keep up with everyone.

Thank you again for your efforts here – it’s very very much appreciated.

As a side note – Sunday 8th September, if you are free for a beer in town (Cambridge). I’m not going to organise lunch as such (but people can eat if they do choose to)

1pm – All Bar One, Cambridge.

Hope to see as many of you there as possible – partners welcome of course (although we will make them run every day in September !)

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Run August Run

So as many of you know I like to set myself the odd challenge or two. All in the name of a very good cause.

In just over 1 week I’ll be taking on the second of my 4 major challenges in 2013 – The Adidas ThunderRun (24 hours running around a 10k loop in Birmingham). I’m really looking forward to that event as it gives me the chance to not only put some good miles in but hopefully use the second half of the course to try out some new kit / food / running mantra without too much of a risk .. ie I should never be more than 10k from the camp site (unless I get lost)

Once that’s over my next event isn’t until the end of the September and while I had already planned to use that extended gap to put in some serious training I had started to think I needed to set myself a bit of a challenge for August.

And that’s where you could come in 🙂

You see I’m going to plan to run every day in August – taking inspiration from Coach Jeff and his Run for the Sun (now I believe in its third year)

And how can you help? Well while I’m running all these events for Charity I’ve not put too much of my own cash in so far (plenty of blood, sweat, tears and pork pies  .. but not that much $$). At the same time it can be difficult to continually ask friends and family for sponsorship (it’s one of the reasons why my calls out are few and far between)

So with both of those factors in mind I’d like you to join me…. Do you think you could run at least 1 mile every day in August?

For everyone who completes it I’ll donate an amount of cash – I already have an amount in mind I’d like to donate so won’t set myself at this stage any targets (I can just this this post going viral and 10,000 people signing up and Nicola beating me to a pulp with my own running shoe)

So there you go …. Run at least 1 mile every day in August (you can run more but it has to be at least 1 mile and it has to be every day) . Document your progress via a Google Spreadsheet I’ll have going soon and then at the end of it you can all be happy knowing that not only did you do some epic running, but you are helping a very worthwhile cause.

Let me know via email, by leaving a comment below or via FaceBook.

And don’t think you need to be an experienced runner to get on this – perhaps this could be the kick start you needed to get yourself some running mojo (and in doing so a healthier lifestyle)