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Time to GO 2020 Distance challenge: can we reach our 2020 km target today? 🎯

linda9389
linda9389Administrator

Hello again !!!!

This is day 7 of 10 and we are very close to our 2020 km goal already !!!

If this is the first you've heard of this challenge, see the link to the first post healthunlocked.com/marathon... - it's not too late to join in and to add any distance you've run or walked since Monday 21st!

At time of writing this post we have an awesome⭐1777 km⭐ in the pot (that's a lot of lucky 7's). We may well hit our kilometre target three days early!!! We're absolutely showing 2020 who's boss!!!

2020 miles? Can we do this? We're over half way, but at our current rate it will be hard to reach. Do you have any good VRB friends who're missing out on this challenge? maybe they think Marathon forum is a scary place to be? or that they are not worthy of joining? Let them know how welcoming and inclusive we are, encourage them over, let them know their runs and walks could be the ones that make the difference!!! If you're reading this but hesitating to post - don't be shy, we need you 😊

I'll say it again - never say never, I believe in you!!!

Post and comment below when you get chance, letting us know how far you have run or walked today (Sunday 27th) plus anything from earlier in the week that hasn't been logged yet.

Happy running and walking.

The Marathon Team xxx

Sunday Dec 27th

Google sheets - the latest running tally and charts docs.google.com/spreadsheet...

Previous posts:

Mon 21st healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Tue 22nd healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Wed 23rd healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Thu 24th healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Fri 25th πŸŽ„ healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Sat 26th healthunlocked.com/marathon...

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linda9389
linda9389Administrator

Of course the chart is immediately out of date as I post! A whopping 42.2k from C3PO 's marathon and a lovely 20.20km from Charlies1 take us even closer to our targets. Keep 'em coming runny folks!!!

58soon
58soon in reply to linda9389

Just ran a speedy 6k - 34mins - well that's speedy for me as I was with my husband who pushes me well past my comfortable pace πŸ€ͺ Really huffing and puffing now but at least I feel like I've run off some of that Christmas food and booze!!!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to 58soon

Wow, that is speedy! Well done!!!

Hi I Hadn't joined before. 22nd walked 11.29km

24th ran 7.43km

25th walked 8.34km

26th ran 7.33 km

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to coggerjogger

Welcome to the challenge! There's a great haul of kilometres there, thank you!

Yay, great contributions so far! Only a short walk for me yesterday (26th), 3.51k πŸŽ„

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Beatlesforever

Bet it felt good though!

It did indeed! πŸ˜ƒ

A bit shy πŸ™ˆ here, as I normally just hover silently in the marathon race forum (still working on my 10k over at the bridge) but only this morning realised (and really read the whole) guidelines including the community challenge of meeting 2020 km or/and miles! πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

So would you accept me on the community challenge belatedly?

Here are some (shorter)distances I piled up over the holidays so far:

21 Dec: 4.43km

24 Dec: 4.5km

26 Dec: 5.3 km

I fear no personal 2020 challenges so far!

Thank you, Linda! What fun challenges!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to CBDB

We not only accept you - we welcome you!!! No need to be shy here. Same faces, same supportive ethos (all that's scary is the name of the forum) 😊

Run46
Run46Half Marathon in reply to CBDB

Would they accept you...your hand will be fair bitten off! You never know with help from everyone we may just get to 2020 miles yet 🀞😊

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Run46

Spot on ... and it's looking increasingly likely we'll get there as the day goes by 🀞

Wimborne
WimborneHalf Marathon

Hi... only just seeing this and gutted I did a longer run on the 19th! But have done 3 short runs this weeks total of 16km.

CBDB
CBDB in reply to Wimborne

Haha me too! Also getting in on the fun late. πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ˜ƒ

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Wimborne

Hello!!! That's unfortunate, but no worries the rest will count and at least you got your long run 😊

Cmoi
CmoiHalf Marathon

Morning linda9389, 12.18k (yes, I like posting absurdly precise figures...) from me today, Sunday 27th. A proper run, too, not just one of my crazy Christmas jogs!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Cmoi

It's perfect - I have 2dpl in the spreadsheet 😎

limberlou
limberlouHalf Marathon

Another 5k yesterday. I forgot to post it yesterday

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to limberlou

That's great, no problem

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

I can contribute 9.11k today Linda. A lovely 7.22k run in the crisp sunshine, followed by a brisk 1.89k cool down walk. It’s perfect running weather here today after Storm Bella blew through. Good riddance to her too as well as 2020!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Lovely! It's amazing isn't, you would never have believed it last night!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

No you wouldn’t. That wind and rain 😱😱😱😱

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

5k from Kiwipie!

(posted on Bridge) healthunlocked.com/bridgeto...

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to roseabi

Thanks Kiwipie 😊

SlowLoris
SlowLorisMarathon

Good morning Linda. 22 km today.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to SlowLoris

Fabulous!!!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

I remembered to set my watch for Molly's walk this morning. I did 4.12 k. As it was all off lead Molly probably did three times that distance!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Beachcomber66

And enjoyed every minute of it no doubt!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

Yep! Mainly running up to likely suspects for cuddles! She doesn’t get social distancing.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Beachcomber66

πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

runningdad
runningdadHalf Marathon

10.5km this morning. Felt way harder than it should - too many roasties πŸ˜‚ But great to be out again.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to runningdad

It'll get easier again 😊

Hey!

21st- I ran my first 10k since July! (10.02k!)

23rd- I ran 5.13k

27th- I ran 6.44k

Hope this all helps... I’m happy I’ve personally done just over 20.20k too...!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Ellesbelles85

Fabulous - this will definitely help!

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Hi Linda and VRBs! I ran another 7K this morningπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ once Storm Bella had done her worst - brought down the fence and caused water leaks through the roof and in the conservatoryπŸŒͺβ˜”οΈπŸ˜³

I incorporated’Rhythm and Roll’ intervals from the NRC app into the middle of the run. It’s a great session, particularly when you’ve finished it! 🀣

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to David_G

Oh dear, that sounds very inconvenient! At least the Storm left us some reasonable weather to get out in today!

Here's 5.55k of it helps πŸ˜‰

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to dijep

It certainly does ... we're nearly there in km

Imc50
Imc50Half Marathon

Hellllloo perhaps a tad late πŸ™„ but you can have 20k to add to the total Linda, I've 10k on the 23rd and another this morning πŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Imc50

I think that's going to be a very important 20k Imc ... hang on ... so close 2019 ...

Imc50
Imc50Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

Every little helps πŸ‘

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

Running off the overindulgence and a slightly belated (not) parkrun today, so another 5k from me πŸ˜ƒ

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Sandie1961

Tadaaa!!!!!! 🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯 that makes 2024 km !!!! Well done Sandie1961 , well done everyone!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

Woohoo πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™Œ 2020 miles it is then!

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Half Marathon

Phasing out the last remaining crutch - not quite there yet for muddy walks - but doing pretty well otherwise.

18.29k

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Maddee_6333

That's fabulous. So good to see you on the mend 😊

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

Thanks.

Possibly did a bit to much slipping on a muddy dog walk yesterday, so stuck to a gentle exercise bike ride today.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Maddee_6333

It's hard to know until afterwards isn't it πŸ™„

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

πŸ‘

Grannyhugs
Grannyhugs10 Miles

Hi Linda, goodness these runs from everyone are really impressive. I skated round another 10.13 today, glorious blue skies but goodness it was icy and a cold wind.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Grannyhugs

Deceptive today isn't it! Well done!!!

Fran6500
Fran6500Half Marathon

2.83 km walk this morning; bright sunny and warm when in the sun but cold outside itπŸ₯Ά

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Fran6500

Well done!!!

Madge50
Madge50Marathon

Hi Linda

6.15km for the 25th

5.06km for the 27th

πŸ‘

Mx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Madge50

Brilliant!!!

AndrewJR75
AndrewJR7510 Miles

Hi Linda,

Only just seen this.

6.3k on the 22nd

5.8k on the 24th

5.5k this morning (my first non stop running since getting off the IC, whoop whoop)!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to AndrewJR75

Welcome!!! I bet it feels good to be properly off the IC!!!

Good morning Linda and all, 5.2k for me this morning and Willow stopped his watch at 3k

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to WillowandSola

Great, thanks!

Just been out for lovely 7.8k run - sun out, no wind, lots of slippery mud.And did a 4.8k walk yesterday 😊

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Lifluf

Lovely!!!

skysue16
skysue1610 Miles

Hi Linda, everyone is doing really well πŸ˜€11km run for me this morning - nice and sunny too 😎

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to skysue16

We all deserved this nice day today for sure!!!

Hi Linda, A 7.5km run this morning to add to the total for me. Boss Jr celebrating his 9th birthday todayπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚ added 4k run to his total as well.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Boss1973

Happy birthday Boss Jr !!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‰

SueKen
SueKenHalf Marathon

A 6.24km walk from me today - the weather was so much nicer😊

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to SueKen

We were due a decent day, good to make the most of it!!!

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Nothing from me here today. I just received a message on the Test and Trace app that I have to self-isolate for 3 days ☹️ But still time to do my 20.20 run πŸ™‚

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Irishprincess

Oh no IP! At least three days isn't too long compared to the full isolation period. Have everything crossed for you 🀞. Time for some squats perhaps? 20 today, 20 tomorrow?

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

It must have been at the airport or on the plane πŸ™„ will walk around the garden tomorrow πŸ™‚

12.32 km walk today. Every little counts!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to coggerjogger

Absolutely!

Thank you xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to coggerjogger

Little? Every big counts too 😊

limberlou
limberlouHalf Marathon

Just uploaded my 7k walk from this afternoon and found a 2k walk from yesterday too. 😁

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to limberlou

Hidden treasure 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

27.9km from Nowster!

(Submitted on Bridge: healthunlocked.com/bridgeto...)

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to roseabi

Sorry I haven't been on the ball today. A first play of the Pandemic board game blew several fuses in my brain, then I've had to get smart(er) with the spreadsheet as we went beyond 100% of the kilometre target πŸ™„πŸ˜€. Playing catch up with the posts now and hopefully there is still integrity in the charts (despite some very inelegant behind-the-scenes calculations πŸ˜…)

Wow, didn’t we all do well, it’s 18.9k from me and Mr J today, beautiful long walk in the calm after the storm with wall to wall sunshine 🌞

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to jorgeRuns

Sounds idyllic!!!

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperHalf Marathon

5.31km from me today

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Langley-Loper

Thanks!!!

Richard7
Richard7Half Marathon

Every little helps 2.35 walk today!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Richard7

Certainly does!!!

Kevin41
Kevin41Half Marathon

10.02km to log today please. A run in the sunshine that followed last nights stormy winds and rain. Enjoyed jumping in muddy puddles

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Kevin41

Great fun!!!

3k walk to add to the total.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Blackberrypie

Lovely!!!

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon

Just a 4k walk up and down Butser Hill today Linda, but as it was a full bubble effort you can also count 4k from Dexy5 and Oldgirlruns, so 12k in the pot altogether. Not counting the walk towards my personal 20.20 target, though, so there's at least another 5.05k to come from me at some point.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to UpTheStanley

Noted πŸ‘πŸ˜€

Over62
Over62Half Marathon

Hello Linda 9389, well it’s been a lovely bright but cold day today and I managed to get a brisk 3.30k walk in before breakfast and then a good long late morning 10.61K followed by a brisk 3.48 k late afternoon so that makes 17.39 k for the challenge.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Over62

Woweee - you didn't waste any of the day πŸ˜€

A slow 5.36km birdwatching walk from me today.Plus, I forgot but there was a 2.6km walk to the Coop and back on the 21st - every little counts right?

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Birdlady64

It certainly does, thanks!!!

And another short 4k walk with the dogs this afternoon πŸ˜ƒ

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Beatlesforever

Nice!!!

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHalf Marathon

Hi Linda I've already given you 21st and 22nd. Here is the rest of the week-

23rd - 2.57km

24th - 3.06km

25th - 5.24km

26th - 3.71 km

27th - 12.78 km

Total 27.36 km

Thank you. Hope you've had a lovely Christmas πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŒŸπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΎπŸ• xx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Cantstopmenow

Brilliant. Yes, lovely thank you 😊

6.17 walk for me today. Been a lovely day after expecting storms!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Cowladyrunning

Bonus!!!

I ran 6.01km today. Thinking the 0.01 might make all the difference! 😜

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Celeriac

Can you imagine if we were 0.01 short? πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Run46
Run46Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

Lol, I think if you found that to be the case you'd be in the garden in your pj's and slippers getting those last few steps in πŸ˜†

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Run46

That's more true than you can imagine. today I was wondering if - if necessary - I could persuade the marathon team to spend New Year's eve night walking and running πŸ˜…

Run46
Run46Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

πŸ˜‚

Juliet202
Juliet20210 Miles

8km walk for me today - and if it’s not cheating then double that, cos I was with my other half (him indoors). Had actually meant to run today but other half was dejected and asked for a walk together instead !(he doesn’t run). How could I refuse !! At least it’s extra miles for my Pennine way. 😊 and of course a very nice walk.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Juliet202

Ahh, that was nice of you! I'll hold his 8km in reserve in case we need them πŸ‘

Kevtrev
KevtrevHalf Marathon

So far I’ve ran 2,220 miles this year πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Kevtrev

Wowsers! That's absolutely phenomenal, what an achievement!!!I can't log all those miles, but if you want to let me have your kilometre distances from 21st Dec to now I can add those πŸ˜…

PurpleFish59
PurpleFish59Half Marathon

11.34km mud fest for me today 😁

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to PurpleFish59

I can only imagine !!!

PurpleFish59
PurpleFish59Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

I persevered for about 7K on my planned route, until I met a walker turning back from a flood which he said had gone over the top of his wellies and was still getting deeper! Had to get hubby to pick me up 3 miles from home as I ended up nowhere near after completing my planned distance after the diversion, with no water or anything πŸ™ˆ

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to PurpleFish59

Oh crikey!!! Well done hubbie!!

O505k
O505kHalf Marathon

A 5.3k very muddy walk today with beautiful winter sunshine. πŸŽ„

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to O505k

Our winter sunshine even had the strength to warm my back when we were out for a walk - I really appreciated that 😊

I do t really understand what is going on πŸ˜‚but I can add30k if that helpsπŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to helenwheels

That's funny πŸ˜… (but essentially we are trying to run 2020 miles in the last ten days of the year) . There's a new post each day to record your daily distances. I'll pop your total so far in tho - a very nice boost to the pot!

Oh ok

Some more runs planned so I will add these in as I go

Run46
Run46Half Marathon

Bit late to the party tonight...a 5.06k run and a 2k walk from me today πŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Run46

Lovely. In plenty of time!!!

triumph-tiger
triumph-tigerHalf Marathon

Can add 7.5km from me today πŸ˜€

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to triumph-tiger

Excellent!

Today 27th 10.15km πŸ™‚

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to RacingintheStreet

Brilliant!!!

I can add a 6k run and a 10k walk!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to shes-evolving

Brilliant - thank you!

My first run for two weeks as haven’t been feeling well so only a measly 4.87k Brilliant running from everyone else πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Yogamaz

That's a great run to come back with. Hope you are feeling better.

Hi Linda, some more KM’s for you, 25th walking 4.5km, 26th walking 8.2km, 27th walking 9.6km and a 5km run ! Enjoy

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Ant50

What a lot of kilometres - brilliant!!!

a_in_gsr
a_in_gsrHalf Marathon

9.5km from me today :) including a mid way rain drenching plus my first ever 100m hill! (half ran, half walked as I have only ever run on the flat!)

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to a_in_gsr

Ooo err, that sounds like a baptism of fire (kind of!!!). Well done!

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon

Hiya Linda! Katnap and I did 11.4km (annoying amount, sorry!) each today, so please add that in xx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to TailChaser

That does not annoy me. In any way πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

😁😁😁

After my Xmas day debacle, I tried a 20 minute walk this morning. Feeling fine, I then went out at sunset for a 20 minute run.Total distance today: 5.21km 😊

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to LottieMW

Well done! 😊

LottieMW
LottieMW in reply to linda9389

Thank you 😊

The sun was out in Whitstable today, so I wove my way through the seafront throngs just shy of 8km.In addition, I ran 4.2km on Dec 24 and 5.6km on Dec 21.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Sarararara

Fabulous. I'll add these to the board

Lavender1962
Lavender1962Half Marathon

27th - 5k run for me.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator

Lovely, thanks

A small contribution from me still heading to 60mins on the bridge. Hope it helps.

21/12 7.05km

24/12. 3.07km

27/12. 4.37km

H-G.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

Thanks

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoMarathon

65km since 21st. I didn't see this until now, sorry!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to GoGo_JoJo

No worries!!! I'll try and split it up a bit rather than dump it all in one day. That's a cracking distance!!!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoMarathon in reply to linda9389

Sorry, I'll split it, one sec...

24th 22.55km

26th 21.58km

27th 20.94km 😁

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I did it roughly by looking at strava 😊

Linda,

I ran a freezing 10.36k this morning. Please put it in the collective pot.

Rgds.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Jerry_Hatrick

Will do, thanks

Hi Linda, I did a 7.29km run in the morning and added an 8.88km walk with the family this afternoon. Boss Jr also did an 8.88km walk. Also just wondering if you would like to add another 95.87km to the total which is an accumulation of the km my other 3 children and husband have accumulated in the last 4 days accompanying me on my walks. You could put them down as Boss family πŸ˜€

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Boss1973

Love it!

A snowy 8.28 km today.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to coggerjogger

Brave!!!

Or foolhardy! I was somewhat cautious. πŸ˜‡

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