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Time to GO 2020 Distance challenge: the 2021 start line is in sight🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🥰

linda9389
linda9389Administrator

AMAAAAZZZZIINNNGGGG!!! We totally SMASHED this distance challenge!!!

⭐ 2020 kilometres in six days ✔

⭐2020 miles in eight days ✔

⭐2.020 x 2020km in ten days ✔

⭐⭐⭐ At time of writing this post we now have 4130 km in the pot! ⭐⭐⭐

Just over 100 amazing SUPERSTARS showing we are bigger and stronger than ever.

We're heading as far from 2020 as possible and I'm still counting!

It's the very last day of 2020 - how many 2020s can we find today? Run them, walk them, photo them .... then kiss 2020 goodbye!

Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part in this challenge, you've all been awesome despite the snow, ice, mud, and many obstacles that 2020 has thrown at us, and shown just how strong the HU team is.

See you again next year!!!

The Marathon Team xxx

Wednesday Dec 31st

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 🎄 healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Sat 26th healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Sun 27th healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Mon 28th healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Tue 29th healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Weds 30th healthunlocked.com/marathon...

120 Replies
roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Awesome!!!! Well done Linda and all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tjcp
TjcpHalf Marathon

Wow! That's brilliant! Just adding my last kilometres of the year: 28th 5k, 30th 5k and this morning 7k, which takes my yearly count to 1,111k! :)

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Tjcp

Lovely! Well done on a brilliant annual distance!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Tjcp

... and fittingly you were first on the board this morning!

Run46
Run46Half Marathon

Whoops, forgot to post yesterday's walk of 6.25k...Will post today's later, when I get out of bed 😁

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Run46

nice!!!

Woohoo 🙌 👏🎊👏🎉🙌🎊🥳

What a way to run out 2020!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to CBDB

Perfect!

Oh wow brilliant! I forgot to report my 7.5k walk with the dogs yesterday but I guess it doesn't matter 🎉🤸‍♀️🥂 good riddance 2020!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Beatlesforever

I'm counting it all!

That's great! Only 3k today 😊

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Beatlesforever

Excellent!

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

I ran that moonset, sunrise 8K on 30th December, if you wish you can add 8K to my total

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to AlMorr

Lovely - I certainly will!

Yay!! Well done all! 👏👏Thank you Linda9389 and admin team for organising this!

I can add my 5.21 Miles from this morning too! ☺️ xx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Ellesbelles85

Brilliant!!!

Cmoi
CmoiHalf Marathon

5.02k from me today, 31st December, linda9389.

I'm finding it hard to believe that I've gone from graduating C25K at the end of June to hanging out on a Marathon forum and feeling that a slow 5k, even with 106m elevation gain, is a bit of a cop-out! 😂😂😂

Happy running in 2021, everyone! 😀

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Cmoi

Excellent! Amazing progress!!!

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Half Marathon

WOOOOOHOO Well done team!

Fran6500
Fran6500Half Marathon

7.1 km done this morning. Next run next year!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Fran6500

Lovely way to end the year!

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Hi Linda and running friends. I’ve done another 9K down by the seaside this morning.🏃‍♂️

Goodbye and good riddance to 2020. Let’s all hope for much better things in 2021!🥳🥂

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to David_G

Hear! Hear!

SlowLoris
SlowLorisMarathon

Are we still counting? 17.7 km today.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to SlowLoris

I'm still counting, nice!

Wow how amazing 🍾🎉I tried a 2020 written into the frost on my car but my hands got way too cold 😏

Ill have another think...

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to dijep

Ouch!!!

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Absolutely fabulous! Thanks for all your work on this Linda 🙂

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Irishprincess

My contribution is very small compared to many, almost embarrassingly so 😅

Grannyhugs
Grannyhugs10 Miles in reply to linda9389

Don’t underestimate the work you are doing keeping track of all the posts and updating your spreadsheet- loving your spreadsheet 🥰 I’m amazed how these distances are adding up. Well done to you for keeping us all going, I’ll post today’s total a bit later.

second that - great work - loving those pie charts!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Birdlady64

😍

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Grannyhugs

😍

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

You’re the Spreadsheet Queen 🙂

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Irishprincess

Haha ... has been tense at times, Google sheets is very new to me 😅😲

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

I learned in Lotus spreadsheets - blimey, that was a few years ago 😭

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Irishprincess

😲😅😅😅

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Hi linda9389 😀 As promised here is my 10.10k share of our buddied up run/walk - a 5.05k run and a 5.05k walk, both done this morning!

I can’t believe how awesome and up for a challenge the HU members are. Simply the best (arghh, now I have a Tina Turner earworm) 🙄😳🎶😅

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Brilliant! I've done a walk. Will run and top up with some more walking this afternoon to get my 10.10k

Now I have the same earworm! 😡🤬Thanks!

😂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Birdlady64

Oops sorry! 🤣🤣🤣

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Well, I reckon I've done a 4.56 walk (strava), 5.05 run (garmin, strava docked 0.01km) and a 0.49 walk(strava) 👍. That's a 20.20km relay!!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Yay! Go us! 🎉🎉

Decker
DeckerModerator

Wow what a crew!!! Brilliant work everyone!! 👏👏👏⭐️⭐️🎉🎉

Impressive total. My last run of the year was today, a short 3.04k (but it all counts).

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Shake-and-run

It certainly does!

triumph-tiger
triumph-tigerHalf Marathon

Just did a short run today to end the year. Was aiming for 20 mins 20 secs: Garmin said 20:20, but Strava listed it as 20:21, but guess both appropriate today 😊 Therefore can add 7km from me to the list (3.4k from todays run, and 3.6k from a walk on Wednesday).

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to triumph-tiger

I had the same issue with 20.20 on Garmin! but as you say it's about right for today !!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to triumph-tiger

I had the same problem on my 5.05k walk - Strava docked me 0.01k! The 5.05k run was ok though. Darned tech! I’m believing Garmin today. 🙄😅

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

Fabulous 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 I was a bit like Bambi on ice this morning and had to take to the grass verge to stay upright, but another 10k to add to the pot. This makes my total running distance 20.20 miles. Now 2020 can do one and let’s look forward with more hope to 2021. Happy New Year VRBs and ARBs 🥂

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Sandie1961

That's a great 2020 Sandie! Happy New Year!!!

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

Thank you so much for organising it. It has made a huge difference to my motivation over the last 11 days. I might even sign up for RED January to keep it going 😳

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Sandie1961

🥰 Do it!!! Maybe I will too 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Sandie1961

Ooo, so might I. I’ve never done a RED, but heck, why not? (What have I just done? 😳😅)

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

I did it last year with yoga, but maybe this time I could do it with run and walk

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Neither have I? Not looking forward to tomorrow 😖

C3PO
C3POMarathon

A 5.13 km run for me today. My first run this week went surprisingly well.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to C3PO

Oh that's good !!!

20.20 km to add to the total (16.61km run and 3.39km walk).

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Blackberrypie

Absolutely fabulous!!

SueKen
SueKenHalf Marathon

I finished off the year with a cold, crisp, muddy 6.57 km walk ( which just happens to be 2.020x2.020miles!). Also met another yearly target - today I reached 500 miles of walking!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to SueKen

Wow, fantastic, that's a lot of walking ... and some very original 2020s!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoMarathon

24.36km and that's me done with 2020! 83 miles in the last 6 days straight... phew

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Pheweee ... you need a rest lady!!! What a way to say goodbye to 2020!!!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoMarathon in reply to linda9389

I tried to outrun it... but even I couldn't manage that 👎🏻🙄

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to GoGo_JoJo

You did good! that's what counts 😘

Hi Linda please add another 10.1k run for me today Boss Jr decided it was too cold and icy to go for a walk and rested today. This year I can't believe how many km I have clocked up in total, I have ran 760km and walked 790km in all the activities I have logged. Roll on 2021 for even better year and thank you for putting this challenge on.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Boss1973

Brilliant. I think Boss Jr earned his rest!!! And you've earned a rest too!!!

Kiwipie
KiwipieHalf Marathon

Forgot to log my 5K from yesterday, hope it’s not too late. What a fab team effort, wishing everyone a very Happy New Year, may all your running dreams and ambitions come true. 🎉🍾🎉

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Kiwipie

Not too late!!! Happy New Year!

Grannyhugs
Grannyhugs10 Miles

My last contribution 13.7km walk. Happy new year everyone 🤗

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Grannyhugs

Lovely! Happy New Year!

Run46
Run46Half Marathon

And the last one of the year, a cautious 6.4k...Happy New Year all 🏃‍♀️🎉🥂

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Run46

Happy new year!

Way to go us! 💪👋👋👋A final contribution from me of a 4.5km walk in the woods following part of my local parkrun route

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Birdlady64

Lovely!

Hi Linda - as it’s still 31 Dec I thought I’d offer up the 5.4k I did as a walk yesterday! Got to keep that total climbing! Happy New Year to you and yours!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you! Happy New Year!

Hi Linda, I have walked 9.69 K since yesterday if it can still be added

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Killerblue

It certainly can 😊

A very late one from me8.04km in clearing snow, so happy I got out😁😁

H-G

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

Plenty of time!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

An 8 km combo for my final offering!

Thank you so much for organising this, Linda, it's been huge! And a very Happy New Year 👍💯🌺💞

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to roseabi

Happy new year right back atcha!

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon

Ok, here's some more...:

Katnap 29/12 - 8km

The Kat family hike 30/12 - 4 x 10.5km

Katnap and myself 31/12 - 2 x 7km

So that should be another 64km to add .😅

Sorry it's late! Brilliant job everyone! Happy new year (soon, very, very soon!)!!

👍👍👍

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to TailChaser

Brilliant! Happy new year to you all!

6.7Km - last post of 2020 . Looking forward to 2021 - Happy New Year 🙂🎉🥂

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to RacingintheStreet

Happy New Year!

runningdad
runningdadHalf Marathon

Brilliant effort everyone. Squeezed in a 3.5k walk today. Was hoping for a final run of the year, but the sheets of ice on the pavements put me off risking another injury. Hopefully I’ll make it out tomorrow for the first run of the new year. Happy Hogmanay to everyone and here’s to a brighter 2021 hopefully! 🎉 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to runningdad

Hear! Hear! and better safe than sorry every time!

PurpleFish59
PurpleFish59Half Marathon

Woohoo! Well done everyone, can’t believe how we’ve smashed this- got to admit the miles looked doubtful after a couple of days but I should have known better!

Final contribution from me: 3.79km walk on 29th (not recorded but my friend did) and 7.06km run today.

Happy new year all!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to PurpleFish59

It really did pick up once word spread didn't it! Happy new year!

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHalf Marathon

Just a 3.08km dog walk from me today. Sadly still far too icy for a run. I have enjoyed a glass of wine in front of the fire instead! Thank you for your encouragement and and motivation for this final challenge and throughout the year. Happy New Year 🏃‍♀️🎉🎆🍾🥂

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Cantstopmenow

Ooh, that sounds delightful! Happy new year!

I thought this ended when we reached 2020k but 3k for me this morning and 3k for Willow too, it was too busy to be enjoyable, roll on 2021 😀loved being part of this thanks

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to WillowandSola

We just kept pushing on - getting as far from 2020 as possible!!! Neary there now!

You can add a dog walk of 1.34k if you like, it was steep up and back down and the dog must have run miles

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to WillowandSola

Don't they just!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

We are all amazing! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

TOTALLY!!!!!! 😍

BrianUK
BrianUKHalf Marathon

That’s just fantastic and what a way to kick this awful year into touch! Well done Linda on spending time keeping up with all the wonderful VRB entries. Happy new year to all and may it be please be a whole lot better than the last one!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to BrianUK

Agreed! I was worried I may not have kept up exactly ... we've smashed this by such a margin I've stopped worrying about that 😍

O505k
O505kHalf Marathon

7.5k run to see out the year, cold but still no snow in London. 🎄

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to O505k

Good, cos I have to drive into London tomorrow! (Tier 4 to tier 4 to 'facilitate a move' - my youngest is leaving home tomorrow 😢😢😢)

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoMarathon in reply to linda9389

Good luck 🤞🏻

Lavender1962
Lavender1962Half Marathon

Wow! Great stats! Would like to add my 5k for my last run of 2020 on December 31. Happy New Year everyone!🎉

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Lavender1962

Happy new year!

O505k
O505kHalf Marathon

I’m sure that will be bitter sweet but lovely for her that she is starting her adventure with the New Year.

RunUsagi
RunUsagiHalf Marathon

3.11 miles run with a great friend - super chilly but lots of chatter to distract me.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to RunUsagi

Lovely way to close out the year!

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon

Final run of 2020 done - I ran for 20:20 covering 3.16 km. If only I was slightly faster (and a bit more on the ball), I could have tried for 2.02 miles in 20:20 🤦‍♀️. Oops. Opportunity missed 😆

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Haha, the benefit of hindsight!

SmilingTortoise1
SmilingTortoise1Half Marathon

A sunny and cold 5.59 km walk for me 😀

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to SmilingTortoise1

Excellent!

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon

Hubby and I went out for an evening walk and we got our 2.020 miles in. A great way to end 2020 - my earlier run and now a 3.25k walk. Sayonara 2020 😚

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Perfect!

Happy New Year!Wednesday I logged a 2.02 km walk 😄

Yesterday (as you know) I completed my 60 minutes for the Magic Plan 😎

...so with the warm up/cool down walking I covered 6.85km on Runkeeper. (My new Fitbit said 7.19km 🤷🏻‍♀️)

...take your pick 😂

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to LottieMW

7.19 it is!!!

LottieMW
LottieMW in reply to linda9389

👍😂

Over62
Over62Half Marathon

Brilliant numbers. Happy New Year everyone and here’s to lots more running in 2021🏃🏻‍♀️🏃‍♂️