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GoodGym 48-hour virtual relay

We're taking things up a level


At the end of April, GoodGym Leeds staged a real-time virtual relay over 12 hours. It was great fun, and it gave me an idea to try something a bit bigger and try and get some other areas involved.

The idea would be to create something a bit more like the 24-hour relays (Endure24, Thunder Run, Equinox etc). As we only want people running once a day, but running multiple laps, I think running for the whole spring bank holiday weekend is our best idea. The simple idea is this (see below for more detailed rules)

  • Teams of up to 24

  • 10k laps which you can run or walk.

  • 48 hours (starting Saturday midday and finishing Monday midday)

  • The aim is for each team to run as far as possible in the 48 hours allowed.

  • Only one runner 'on course' at any one time

  • Each runner must carry a baton and pass it virtually to the next runner

  • Each runner is only allowed to run once on any day (but multiple back-to-back laps are allowed)

  • There is no obligation to run at night, teams can take a break at any point

  • Water stations, refreshments, toilets and showers are all located in the start/finish area (probably, I don't know, it's your house!)

While I've said teams of up to 24, feel free to create your own teams however you see fit. Make a team with a few mates and just commit to running one lap each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Or run solo and see how far you can manage in your own house. It's totally up to you.

Camping in your garden, showering under a hose pipe, sleeping in a bivvy on your balcony or setting up a fort in your living room are all encouraged to recreate the festival atmosphere.

If you want to set up a rival team, send me an email (aron@goodgym.org) with your team name (with an obligatory pun, of course), and a team captain, and I can chat to you about planning.

I would also very much encourage creating a big twitter thread or instagram story, we had a lot of fun with it so I'm hoping you do too.

The Nitty Gritty

  • Your baton can be anything - a kitchen utensil, a toilet roll, a kettle. Totally up to you. Baton handovers will generally be via whatsapp/text message (unless you share a house with another team member!)

  • As long as your last runner is on course before 12:00 on 25th May, your distance for that lap will be included in your team's total.

  • If you have 24 runners averaging less than 1 hour per 10k (including changeovers) then you will either need to take a break, or one or more runners can run multiple laps back to back.

  • Laps should be a true lap - from your house or workplace/on a treadmill/around the garden etc - and start and end in roughly the same place (no crazy net downhill runs). If you run multiple laps in the 48 hour period, the same lap should be used. (Exceptions can of course be made - e.g. if you are running a mission etc)

  • If you are currently shielding, can not leave the house, and/or do not have a garden, feel free to contact me to suggest an alternative activity.

  • For clarity, a day is considered a calendar day (00:01 - 23:59). You can therefore run twice in a 24 hour period (e.g. Saturday night/Sunday morning) but not twice on Saturday.

  • As with all GoodGym activities, you take part at your own risk, and you should never feel pressured to do something you don't feel comfortable doing (e.g. running at night). It's all just a bit of fun really!

Date and time

12:00 - 12:00 Saturday, 23rd of May 2020


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York runner
York runner
Monday May 4th, 2020 14:25

Looks like we'll be entering two teams!

Leeds runner
Leeds runner
Tuesday May 12th, 2020 04:21

Can I just check that I am in the Leeds team? :D xxx Feel like I've fallen out of the loop recently but I'm excited about this!!! Much GoodGym love xxx

Friday May 22nd, 2020 07:49

Wow! look at all the entrants! Nice on Aron!

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Aron Fulton

Aron Fulton
GoodGym Trainer for Leeds. Run streaker, Hyde Park Harrier, Triathlete and parkrun tourist.

Who's going

  • Samantha
  • Sarah Beck
  • Rebecca Dowse
  • Helen Preedy
  • Steven Jarman
  • Maura Cole
  • Anna Snelling
  • Southwark runner
  • Emily McGovern
  • Tim Wheatley
  • Aislin Mageean
  • Lambeth runner
  • Jack Collins
  • Redbridge runner
  • Michelle Green
  • Matt Snelling
  • Max
  • Thomas Patterson
  • Rebecca Loades
  • Meggie
  • Dom Tooze
  • Paulin Shek
  • Ian Gostling
  • Maxine VSG
  • Rekha
  • Lenka
  • Frances Sille
  • Kate Summers
  • Kirsty
  • Lucy Booth
  • Duncan Anderson
  • Portsmouth runner
  • Jackie Mitchell
  • Kat Bruce
  • Jo Cooke
  • Jo Kitching
  • Rachael Cooney
  • Samantha Belfrage
  • Tav
  • Ste Porritt
  • Ben Dove
  • Kate Hughes
  • Laura Barrett
  • York runner
  • Becky Moylett
  • Lizzie Kershaw
  • Amy Tew
  • Pete
  • Amy Perch
  • Joanne Whitfield
  • Ros Cooke
  • Paul Isherwood
  • Christelle Pontico
  • Sula Bransden
  • Francis De Juan
  • Tara Isherwood
  • Laura
  • Nathalie De Juan
  • Helal Stephan
  • Sophie Lack
  • Graham Atkins
  • Islington runner
  • Amy Lovell
  • Jen Francis
  • Jean-Christophe Rigolet
  • Jen Stoneham
  • George Woolfrey
  • Hayden Holmes
  • York runner
  • Lambeth runner
  • Emily White
  • Michal Czekajlo
  • Paul Kelly
  • Wendy Rumble
  • Jenna Drury
  • Victoria Louise
  • Stefan Durkin
  • Ian Bown
  • Tom Woof
  • Tristan Featherby
  • Ed Woollard
  • Paul Anderson
  • Ellie Griffin
  • York runner
  • Laurence Griffin
  • Emma Wilkommen
  • Beth Purrington
  • Andy Richardson
  • Vicky
  • Mitchell Scott
  • Tim Mckenzie
  • Amy Cawson
  • Michael Leadbetter
  • Debs Sharpe
  • Lucy Knight
  • Sophie Hedges
  • Lambeth runner
  • Rob Cohen
  • Tony Hewett
  • Leeds runner
  • Katie Carew-Robinson
  • York runner
  • Mark Gilyead
  • Barbara Griffin
  • Nick Griffin
  • Leanne Allsopp
  • Nicky Woodall
  • David Ewens
  • Heather Fulton
  • Ella Jeffries
  • Bec
  • York runner
  • Angela Graham
  • David Barrett
  • Nicola Gover
  • Katie Lees
  • Rob Riley
  • Alex Briggs
  • Philip Woodall
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Leeds runner
  • Suzie Robinson
  • George Sullivan
  • Helen Noyes
  • Damu
  • Karly Daniels
  • Aron Fulton

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