November 2018’s 30 minute challenge, saw a slight route variation – up the path, past Tesco’s, right onto Lee Lane, then left onto Church Lane and for those who got far enough, onto the (vaguely muddy) Test Way path to Mill Lane.
September’s 30 minute challenge might have been a bit easier than the previous event in July, in that we were allowed to run with devices uncovered so we could see our pace and also when 15:00 was up, if that’s when you wanted to turn around, so would we go further than last time? Continue reading
The 5th 30 minute challenge saw 2 changes;
1 – a new route, heading out towards the Lakes, along Mill Lane.
2 – This was a ‘blind’ challenge, runners covered their watches up at the start and therefore had to gauge their pace, distance covered and when to turn around to ensure they got back within the 30:00 limit – there was a prize for the person who finished closest too, but under 30:00. Continue reading
The now established 30 minute challenge followed the usual format, route decided upfront by Matt, start at 12:15:00 by the Bollard. Run as far as you want, but at some point you need to turn around and head back. If you fail to get back inside 30:00 you are not given a distance.
For the third 30 minute challenge I added a bit of spice, rather than the predominantly flat route along Lee Lane, we would head out towards Lee Lane, but then turn up Upton Lane. This meant most of us would get to run up the hill on the way out and therefore need to decide how much faster we could be on the way back – the traditional turn at 15:00 would probably result in finishing early and therefore not making the most of the 30 minutes available. Continue reading
After the success of the inaugural 30 minute challenge in November (& with thanks to Rob F for coming up with the idea), we held a 2nd event in January 2018.