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Run a VIRTUAL RACE and get a special badge! πŸ…

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
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Hi runners!

We thought it would be fun to make some temporary special badges to commemorate our virtual races at this difficult time. So I would like to introduce...

πŸ… Virtual 5K, Virtual 10K, Virtual 10 Miles, Virtual HM, and Virtual Marathon!!!!

Let us know your planned date either here or on our monthly pinned events post.

β˜… Please note CAREFULLY the following suggestions for running a virtual race:

- Be sensible. Depending upon your location it may not be safe nor fair on others for you to be spending hours outside at the moment. Consider chunking up your race over a number of days.

- Keep at least 2 metres away from other people

- Run alone or with one person who lives with you

- Record your runs, obviously πŸ˜„

- Celebrate when you have completed the distance! 😊😊😊

β˜… Check out our COVID-19 guidelines here:

healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Happy running, everyone!!!

The Marathon Team xxx

March 13th, 2020

Updated March 24th, 2020

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Bike_and_Run
Bike_and_RunHalf Marathon

Strava do virtual races you can sign up to. This weekend is the NYRR Virtual 5K and Virtual Half. I haven't decided which one I'll do yet, maybe both if time and body allows. I'll let you know Monday 🀣

You can sign up here....

Virtual 5K - strava.app.link/IrLI2Z1ZO4

Virtual Half -strava.app.link/BreAUxYZO4

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Bike_and_Run

Cool!

But do please note that this is intended to be a special and temporary feature 😊😊😊

Tjcp
TjcpHalf Marathon

I'm SO sad that my half in San SebastiΓ‘n has been changed to April 2021, which is no longer in Easter week. Was thinking of going anyway and running on my own (my own route away from people) but I have just had my language school shut down for a minimum of 2 weeks and maybe by April 5th, we will be confined at home. Scary times! Trying to cheer myself up by carrying on with my training as I suppose I could do my half here at home beside the sea. :(

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tjcp

❀❀❀

I was doing Limassol Marathon 10k, my first 10k event. Quite expensive too but there was beer at the end! That has been put back to my Birthday in November! I then signed up for the Girne 10k, then that was cancelled! My spinning classes were cancelled from yesterday then today they decided to go one step further and close the gym! So I will do short runs on the Gym days or go for a walk in the hills!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Jonno34

Great plan!

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

I MAY have to do a virtual 5K run tomorrow, I hope to go to parkrun tomorrow to add 5K to my total kilometers ran for the Vitality World Running Cup, however, although at the time I post this at 3.50pm Friday, the UK parkruns have so far not been cancelled, its the only country in Europe that the parkruns are still on, I keep checking the cancelled parkrun website, there is a big notice with a red background warning that ALL parkruns everywhere are cancelled until April, there is a list of countries with cancellations but the UK is not on that list, if the UK runs are cancelled I will run a ".vitural" 5K locally in the morning and report back here after my run.

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to AlMorr

Update

LONDON. MARATHON POSTPONED UNTIL 4th OCTOBER

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

Yes! Quite a shocker!!

skysue16
skysue1610 Miles

What a great idea to have a virtual run badge, thank you! I will look into running a Canicross one - not able to run event tomorrow due to throat/chest infection ☹️

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to skysue16

Great! Feel better xxx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Aww thanks roseabi, that’s just what I’ll be doing in lieu of Bath, even though it’s going ahead. 😱. I’ll even wear my charity’s t-shirt! That’s a lovely idea ❀️❀️

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Awesome - looking forward to hearing about it xxx

I love this idea!

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon

I love it Abi!!! Thank you 😍😍😍😍

We’re moving our HM to 3rd May and will be plotting a route soon. We can’t run the original route as some of the roads that would have been closed are too busy. Just getting the HU HM badge would have been special but this will be extra so ❀️

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to TailChaser

Great stuff! We will be posting regularly about this in the coming weeks, and look forward to giving you your VBadge, and to reading your Vreport 😊😊😊

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Looking forward to it too 😊

Jazzyrunner
JazzyrunnerVirtual 10K

That’s a brilliant idea, thank you! I don’t know if my 10k Race I’ve entered next weekend will be on (Saturday), but I’m not sure I’ll do it even if it is. But I do plan to run my first 10k nonetheless!

runningdad
runningdadHalf Marathon

With Edinburgh’s events shifted until the first weekend in September I’ve made a pact with a fellow running friend that if we remain healthy and there’s no further restrictions on being outside, we’ll plot out and run a safe virtual half somewhere local on the original date (24th May). Will need to think about hydration, but keen to keep a focus for our training.

Jazzyrunner
JazzyrunnerVirtual 10K

Hi roseabi! I did my virtual 10k on Saturday as my real race was cancelled! I did it faster than I had expected - 1:10 - and I’m so proud even if I didn’t get to do a real life race. Please may I have a virtual badge?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Jazzyrunner

That's amazing, a massive well done to you!!!!

And congratulations -you are the first recipient of a virtual badge!!!

Would you be OK with me mentioning you in a new post?

Jazzyrunner
JazzyrunnerVirtual 10K in reply to roseabi

Oh thank you! 😁 and yes of course!

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseHalf Marathon

My 10k wintoncastle.co.uk/activiti... this coming Saturday is off, but my plan is still to go out and run 10k somewhere. The annoying thing is that the run is on the route where most of my 10k runs are done (as it's around my village) so I'm probably going to have to find a slightly different route at a different time of day to avoid the people "doing it anyway"...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to sTrongFuse

Do you mean you are planning to do it on Saturday? I can add you to our fixtures list!

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Hi, yes. I just need to use one of my alternative 10k routes other than the official one, but that shouldn't be a problem.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to sTrongFuse

Great, I will add you, and try to post out a cheer!!

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

I did a virtual half marathon today. Do I qualify? It was a solo run around Oslo as part of the Local Landmarks Half Marathon - the virtual event from the LLHM.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to C3PO

There! Let me know when you'd like your mara badge back xxx

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Half Marathon

I'm doing one for Roy Castle lung cancer. It was originally scheduled for Easter Sunday, but they now say we can do it whenever we want... I'm going to be doing it with @Toonlou - at the same time but not in the same place. We have yet to decide the time/date but probably this weekend. 5 K

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