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Run Around the Moon - we almost did! And thank you, team!!! 🌝

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Yo, the Moon-running Massive!!!

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the "August" distance challenge which ended up carrying on until the end of September 😁


We didn't quite make it all the way round the moon, but we managed 6004.14 miles (or 9662.73 km); 88.48% of the way round!*

To quote Lordi:

"Not too bad! We did run round Europa, Triton, Pluto, Eris, Haumea, Titania, Rhea, Oberon, Iapetus, Makemake, Charon, Umbriel, Ariel, Dione, Quaoar, Tethys, Sedna, Ceres, Orcus, Salacia out of the bigger solar bodies (mostly moons) with a radius above 400 km."

So there, so fabulous 😊

A few more statistics:

Here are our Top 10 Astronauts (to the end of September):

1. marco83, 322.54 miles

2. Ian Barton (Strava only**), 260.11 miles

3. roseabi, 239.23 miles

4. AnnieW55, 219.11 miles

5. ju-ju-, 205.92 miles

6. misswobble, 205.67 miles

7. DiveMonkey, 195.98 miles

8. Lucy Kirwan (Strava only**), 191.32 miles

9. Macmac, 186.41 miles

10. Lordi, 181.75 miles

Many others were not far behind!

On my list I have a total of 54 Adventurers, some of whom joined the Strava group perhaps by accident 😊

A total of 28 Moon Runners specified a distance goal for the initial four weeks, and 50% of them reached it - well done!

Probably this all just goes to show that people have very different ambitions and positions when it comes to running. I certainly know there were some long-distance race finishes achieved during the challenge!

Massive kudos to you all, and keep on getting out there, enjoying your runs!!!

roseabi xxx

* I've used 10921 km as the Moon's circumference, and quoted figures to 2 decimal places. Also, I think some people have joined and left during the challenge, so there are no doubt some errors! But it's all just a bit of fun really 😊

** As far as I know...?

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WhatsappHalf Marathon

Well done everyone. It was nice to see the runs and mileage building up each week. Sadly, I was nowhere near what I planneed and what I planned wasn't many miles compared to some (they all count though, right).

Another challenge like this would be good, or maybe even revisit this one again!

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roseabiPartner in reply to Whatsapp

I'm sure that can be arranged 😊

Lordi profile image

Great attempt though eh?

Crazy thought on next similar challenge...We have members all over the globe so how about running the land route with least sea crossings to go visit our far flung members in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, N America? A sort of point-to-point? Just a thought!

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roseabiPartner in reply to Lordi

Liking THAT idea!!

misswobble profile image

Big up to everyone but especially AnnieW Check That Out! Running up a storm by the looks of that mileage πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβœŠ. Awesome πŸ‘

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AnnieW55 in reply to misswobble

Thank you misswobble. It was good timing though, the highest mileage 2 months fof training πŸ˜€. Note I’m not doing the speed challenge! I think my next challenge after the weekend will be learning to walk.

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misswobbleMarathon in reply to AnnieW55

Take it steady lady πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

My feet are sore at the moment, toe nails hanging off and blisters πŸ™„

Running is a many blistered thing ...🎢🎡

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AnnieW55 in reply to misswobble

Ooh that sound painful.

I’m sitting here with a sore throat. I have been surrounded by people with really heavy colds for the last two weeks including MrAnnie who has been banished from the bedroomπŸ˜€. Actually he’s lovely and absented himself so I didn’t get it - we’ll see.

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roseabiPartner in reply to misswobble

Yep, she totally rocked!!

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ancientrunnerHalf Marathon

Well done everyone - there are some big mileages there.

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roseabiPartner in reply to ancientrunner

Massive! xx

Lordi profile image

I forgot to say that it was bad timing for me as the period included my marathon taper and 3 week layoff post marathon!

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AnnieW55 in reply to Lordi

Wow! You certainly covered a lot of miles in the time though.

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roseabiPartner in reply to AnnieW55

That's what I was thinking 😊

Well done everyone! And especially Roseabi for organising and compiling all those stats! A big job! It was a fun challenge. .. Nice to think that we were running around the moon while actually trotting through the countryside :) xx

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roseabiPartner in reply to APScotland

Ha ha, that is a marvellous thought!!

Macmac profile image

Great stuff! Well done all, and most of all - many thanks to you roseabi!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜€

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roseabiPartner in reply to Macmac

Thank you 😊

roseabi profile image

I've got to give a massive shout out to ju-ju- who started this challenge in August. I seem to be getting the credit for it, but it was all her idea!!!! Thank you, Ju xxx

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MacmacMarathon in reply to roseabi

Oops! I can’t remember that far back πŸ˜„. Many thanks ju-ju!!

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Good job Ju-Ju πŸ’ͺπŸ‘βœŠ

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