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Wonder Run Challenge

Ever wondered how far you could run? Now’s your chance to find out by logging your longest run with this summer’s Wonder Run Challenge!

How It Works:

This challenge is all about the distance, so it doesn’t matter how fast you go, as long as it is one continuous effort (long walks and runs with walk breaks are allowed). For every kilometre that you complete, you will earn 2 Bonus Points for next month’s Leader Board and, of course, everyone gets a medal!

60mm Shiny Gold Medal with Black Enamelled Background

Plus, as a special bonus, one entry entitles you to submit up to 3 results – that’s one longest run for July, August and September, earning you even more points for this year’s Leader Board competition.

Points Guide:

  • 5K = 10 Points
  • 10K = 20 points
  • 10 Miler (16.09K) = 32 points
  • Half Marathon (21.1K) = 42 points
  • 20 Miler (32.18K) = 64 Points
  • Marathon (42.2K) = 84 points

These points are just a guide for standard distances, but you can complete any distance you like, no minimum or maximum!

How To Enter:

  1. Register using the PayPal Button below
  2. We will email you a registration number (if you don’t already have one)
  3. Run, Walk or Run/Walk for as long as you can without stopping between 1st July and 31st September
  4. Email evidence of your completed distance (in kilometres please) before midnight on the last day of the month(s) that you wish to enter (July, August or September)
  5. Receive your medal in the post at the beginning of October

Please Note: 50% of the profits from this event will be donated to The British Red Cross.

Sign Up Below

Don’t worry if you don’t have a registration number. Go ahead and fill out the form, and we will send you a registration number within 24 hours of receiving your payment.

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Spring Marathon Challenge

With marathon season well under way, we’re giving you the chance to log your Spring Marathon results (from 1st March to 31st May) to earn some bonus Leader Board points as well as a Finish Time medal to record your result – the medal comes with a set of stickers that can be used to add your official race time to the design.

In addition, 50% of the profits from this race will go to Mind, the mental health charity, supporting their campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health issues.

How To Enter:

  1. Sign up for the race using the PayPal button below
  2. Run or walk 26.2 miles as part of an organised race or at a time and place of your choosing between 1st March and 31st May
  3. Submit evidence of your race along with your registration number e.g. screenshot from your running app, race result or photo of your treadmill showing the time and distance covered before midnight on 31st May
  4. Receive your medal in the post at the beginning of the following month
  5. Results will be posted and Leader Board points allocated at the beginning of June.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a registration number yet. Go ahead and fill in the form and we’ll send your number with your confirmation email.

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1,000 Mile Challenge

Guest Post by Sean Bridge

Sean's 100 milesSo…… this is my first blog for someone other than my own website so I’m an amateur at this and am getting my apology in early people.

I’ve been running since 2010, but it was on and off as I had a bigger love for beer and football. I did a few 10Ks here and there and a couple of half marathons (my PB for a half is 1:57), but in 2012 I was persuaded to run the London marathon.

I work for a leading homeless charity in London and we have roughly 25 places each year to the London marathon and there were a few injuries to our runners. So on a cold Friday night after work in early January, I was drunkenly asked if I would “up my running” and run the London marathon.  Bear in mind I was 5 or 6 beers down at this point.

My obvious drunken reaction was, “yeah of course I’ll run 26.2 miles.” Then, come Saturday afternoon with the obligatory heavy head, it hit me……… I’ve agreed to run 26.2 miles!!! And there’s no going back.

But the more and more the hangover disappeared, the more I kept thinking “I could actually do this; this is an amazing opportunity that shouldn’t be passed up.” So, long story short, I did the London marathon with my IT band in tatters, in well over 5 hours.

This is when my love of running disappeared completely. After 2012 I bumbled along and ran very little. The same is to be said of 2013 and most of 2014. But a few work colleagues decided to do a couple of Greenwich 10Ks, and for those of you who know Greenwich park, it’s VERY VERY hilly.

Whilst doing the first Greenwich 10K with very little training, I thought to myself “This is either my last run ever or I’m going to focus solely on running and make a proper go of it.” So I finished the hilliest run of my life in 1:00:16 – YES 16 seconds over an hour.  Annoying wasn’t the word at the time, but it did prove to be a very good source of ammunition and I will go back one day and break that hour mark.

So after that I decided the only way I’ll get back into running “properly” (in my words) was to challenge myself, and challenge myself I have. I am attempting to run 1,000 miles in 2015….. not for charity but for myself.

I am also training for the North London half marathon and am currently about 60 miles behind target, which isn’t ideal but this only motivates me to run more. I have fallen back in love with running all over again. I have started my blog – Lots of Running 2015 (shameless plug), I’ve joined Virtual Running and came 7th in January, and have already made some on-line friends through RunKeeper and UK Run Chat (#teamred).

In all honesty I am struggling with keeping on target for the 1,000 miles as I find it hard to run after work during the week, but I am determined to complete this challenge and pick up some medals along the way 🙂

Thanks for the opportunity to write this Kirsten and for those that are reading please join Virtual Running UK. It’s an amazing idea!!!!

Huge thank you to Sean Bridge for writing this post for us. Please visit his blog at Lots of Running 2015.