The challenge 🏆 can be as BIG or small as you would like to make it. You will need courage 🦁 trainers 👟 and another member of your family 👨👩👦👦 The aim is that you start on Monday and that together you all hit your target on Sunday ie. 7 days. You have the option of choosing one of the following distances to cover over the course of the week. 5km 10km 1/2 marathon Marathon 50km 50mile 100km 100miles. Just to clarify.
If little Billy chooses to run a 10km total he can do that by running 1.5km every day,
You may chose to run 50km which would mean running 7.1km a day.
You then total you cumulative kms to reach your team target.
There was a great response to this challenge. People ran further than they had before, more consistently than they had before and there were even some who had vowed never to run, but who laced up their sneaks to be part of this challenge!
Let me introduce the legends to you and in so doing celebrate what they achieved.
Sue and partner- 100km Sue ran 76Km and her “lovely bloke” (her words), cycled 24km to reach their total.
Sutton clan - 100km Chris and Lu run reasonably regularly but wanted to get the girls involved too. Esme 6, Edie 4 and Winnie 2 were all hugely committed and all dashed about putting in their laps.
Karen – 102km Karen ran 70km and Pip and Harrison contributed a sterling 32Km.
Charlotte - 50km Charlotte had no support from him indoors who is a pilot and was working away that week. So she and her two littles,7 and 8 yrs took the bull by the horns and ran 50km between them.
Susie and Sam - 100km Susie combined some of her early morning runs with a skinny dip, ooh ahh. She was elated when she convinced her son to run too. Posting - “Result! Sam ran 2k for me today! Which is utterly amazing as my kids don't run!”
Fabienne -252km Her team was made up as follows: Marine (12) - she likes to run but has never really started seriously. She ran a half marathon by running 3km everyday. Olivia (14) She hates anything that requires putting one foot in front of the other, like walking or running. BUT she ran a half marathon. Freddy, my husband - a natural runner. With the current situation, his workload has drastically increased, meaning he has less time to run. He ran 50km. I started to run 2 years ago (from nothing) and completed my first ultra (50km) in March this year and loved it. I have never run more than 61km in a week (that was the week of the ultra). So I decided to run 50 miles (80km) in a week! 🙃 Nessie - our dog 🐕- She is registered to do a canicross with Freddy in October. She needs some training as well.
Helen- 80km Helen is returning to running and found her running legs posting a very solid 80km
Walsh’s -136km Between the two legged folk, including three kiddies and two adults, they hit the target of 110 km. Add to this was the pooch, who added another 25 km and even the guinea pig got involved and committed to running around the garden every day up to 1 km.
Jane and Kitty -100km Jane had a foot operation earlier this year so is unable to run far but she got on two wheels to add her weekly target. Together they ran, cycled their way throughout the week.
Louise and team – 58km running and 235km cycling - Lou ran 50km and one of her boys ran 8km. Then as a family they biked 235km over the week.
Team Armitage - 90km – Melita challenged herself to run 10km every day totally 70km, and her husband ran 20km.
Home Team Sutton/Reed/Eacott: - 224km running and 100m cycling. We mixed it up a little. I have a number of nonrunners in the house and was really pleased when they chose to give it a crack. Maya hit a marathon in the week, Isla and Ollie took on the half and Andrew cycled 100m. James took on 60km and I decided to run for 5 continuous hours on the treadmill to see just how bored I got!!!
Earlier in lockdown I muted the idea of running a continuous relay within our household for 10 hours. We decided to combine the two. This meant we would all finish the weekly challenge on the Sunday by doing the 10 hours relay.
During the week everyone taped out their distances leaving them enough to do on the Sunday. Isla lead us off at 8am and we finished with a30 min team walk at 6pm. New targets were hit in my team with Maya running further than she had run in one go, as did Isla.
Such fun and well done all.