The challenge this week was to run 5 in a 5. Five miles or kilometres in the shape of a 5.
Some superb efforts from everyone well done.
We had some "digital" fives from Nicola and Huw that would look excellent on a scoreboard. Jen's 5 miles was reportedly hilly and punishing and she just missed running it at 5 minutes and 55 seconds per km which would have been a happy accident!
Bravo to Jimmy for having a crack at writing FIVE in letters, fantastic work! Jimmy's was probably the closest along with Nicola's to being "the right way up" on the Strava picture.
Then we move to the more handwritten efforts with running pairs of Mel & Dave and Steve & Pippa (good work from Pippa rotating the picture to get it the right way up) creating straighter lines for the top half followed by a curved lower half. Maxine, joining in from Portsmouth, creating a beautiful shape that feels like if it was written down it would be with a fountain pen!
I found the ones where the out and back sections overlapped perfectly aesthetically pleasing, I literally tried to run on exactly the same line of the pavement for my 7 X 710m sections but Garmin let me down! The little extra right turn on Ashley's at the bottom was good too although Ashley missed a trick as she could have titled the run The Jackson 5 in a 5 for extra credit!
Brilliant work everyone, the judge has decided you all get FIVE points!
Don't forget to sign up for this week's treasure hunt challenge here.
Stay safe, HD
Time for another picture challenge while you are out on your daily exercise.
Get out on foot or on your bike, take pictures of as many categories as you can, make them into a collage (use an app like Pic Collage, dead simple to do) and share with us what you've found. Include a selfie of you in your GoodGym top too please!
Share to the Facebook group or email email@example.com by Tuesday 19th January. Virtual prize for the best collage.
COLOUR - Snap something interesting that is GoodGym RED
LETTERS - One thing beginning with each of the letters R U N
SIGNS - An interesting street name AND a sign with an animal on it
SHAPES - An arrow, a triangle and a circle
FLORA AND FAUNA - A beautiful or interesting plant and creature
MISCELLANEOUS - A flag, a building and a number
AND FINALLY - Something or somewhere that makes you smile
I make that 15 pictures plus one of yourself to complete the challenge. I will score each picture out of 3 points and announce a winner (and podium if we get plenty of entries) when the challenge is complete.
Remember to follow government guidelines on exercise and travel, stay safe and happy running!
TEAM RELAY - let's rack up some miles on the last day of the January Challenge for our team.
The idea is to have at least one of us running continuously for 12 hours (will extend if the interest is there) on the final day of the challenge. Sign up for a one hour timeslot either via Facebook group or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7-8am DAVE SNUTCH
8-9am STU COE
9-10am MEL SNUTCH
10-11am ASHLEY JACKSON AND NICK PRYKE
11am-12pm MICHAELA HAWES / STEVE BOLTON
12-1pm NICOLA PALLETT
1-2pm JEN DOUGLAS
2-3pm ROSS JACKSON
3-4pm MICHAELA KORIZEK
4-5pm KATY YOUNG
5-6pm JIMMY MITCHINSON
6-7pm HUW DAVIES
This week's challenge is to run a 5 in a 5.
The first bit is simple, run/walk FIVE miles or kilometres, take your pick.
The tricky bit is to try and run it in the shape of a 5 (or FIVE in letters if you're feeling like a real challenge!) using Strava or your GPS tracking app of choice.
Create a 2.5 out and back route retracing your steps as accurately as you can or just a one way snaking route. Please ensure you stay local and within the current restrictions in making your attempt.
Share your route and some pics of you out completing the task either via Facebook or email@example.com. Entries welcome from all GG areas.