Jantastic is a way to motivate people to get running this winter, whether new runners or those with more experience. I've just signed up and created a team for 'NHS Couch to 5K'. It would be great to get as many of us as possible signed up to the team, both as a good way to keep our motivation up in the new year, and as a way to promote this wonderful NHS programme. If you let me know here once you've signed up then I will make a list of our team and we can also use it as a place to discuss and prepare for the challenge when it starts in January.
There are full participation rules here: jantastic.me/rules/ but the part I would like to emphasise is: "There is no team prize available but we will declare winning teams across all three [team] sizes and all three challenge blocks as well as an overall 2014 Jantastic Champion team."
Wouldn't it be a great way to promote the NHS Couch to 5k programme and show its merits and sucesses if we were able to 'win' one of these titles?
I will be adding a new thread for each week of Jantastic, so we have a place to discuss the challenge. You will see it pinned over at the top right each Monday. There are currently 68 of us listed in the Jantastic team, so if you haven't added your name below (just your HU name or the one you use on Jantastic is fine) then please do.
Our Fantastic Jantastic Runners
If you would like to take part and join the NHS Couch to 5K team then please go to the link above and sign up and then post below and I will add you to this list. Please note that Jantastic states that you need to sign up and set your goals by 6th January 2014.
There is further information on the Jantastic site now but I am just adding a few select paragraphs here that I don't want people to miss:
"Jantastic is all about setting yourself an ambitious target to try and achieve. For January that means a number of runs per week. (In February we add a long run distance, and March a timed run.)
From Monday 6th January you’ll be able to log the runs you have done. Jantastic weeks run from Monday to Sunday. You can log runs as you do them on any day of the week from Tuesday. Total runs for each week must be logged by 8am on Tuesday (UK Time) immediately following each week.
If you missed a run or runs due to injury or illness, or just needed a break, you can play a joker. A joker will count for 50% of missed runs in a single week. A joker can be applied once a month, with only 2 in total for the duration of the event.
Once Jantastic begins and the site is live (from the start of the challenge on Monday 6th January) you'll be able to log your runs and see how you’re doing. We also have further new functionality that will go live shortly after launch including Team Talk (so you can chat to teammates easily) and badges awarded for participation and performance."