For the last 3 years I have participated in a Facebook challenge to cover the distance from Lands End to John O’Groats via my training runs and races (thanks @Loudmouthman for the intro). I fell short in 2014, but in 2015 I smashed it and look to do so again in 2016 assuming I can stay injury free. I currently have 89km to go!
It’s no surprise that when I found out about the Conqueror Events virtual LEJOG that I got involved straight away. This is a virtual event that allows you to input your runs, bike rides etc (basically any forward motion) and race your way through LEJOG. Keep reading and I’ll give you the opportunity to win a Bronze level entry (you can top up to Gold if you want to).
What makes this different from what I have been doing up to know is that you get an added virtual environment, no more will I just tick off the kilometres with no real concept of distance and location….now I will be able to “see” where I have been running as the app and website let’s me check out the actual route via Google Streetview. I’ll also be able to share my virtual journey by sending online progress postcards.
You can sign-up as a team, or an individual and chose how long you are going to take to cover the 1084 miles (from 3 months to 1 year). I’ve going to be solo-ing and have given myself a year to do it. As you know I am focused on training smart, not hard and so don’t want to put pressure on myself to do the distance in 9 months just in case my plans change and my training volume drops.
So who fancies joining me? I’m giving away a free entry at Bronze level which gives you access to the challenge, use of the app and website and a prize draw entry. You also get a downloadable certificate once you have finished LEJOG. If you fancy getting a great t-shirt, or a medal (along with extra prize draw entries) then you can pay a little top-up to the Silver or Gold entry level.
Why not get a group of friends together and enter as a team? Use it as a way to motivate your Coach to 5 km group, or be crazy like me and commit to going it alone!
All you need to do to enter is provide me with your email address using the entry form below (how else am I going to tell you you have won?), you can also gain extra entries by following Tailfish on Twitter, or visiting the Tailfish Blog Facebook page. What are you waiting for? Get Clicking! And if you can’t see the form below then go here instead.
Entries will close in plenty of time to let those of you who weren’t lucky enough to win a chance to sign up via https://www.theconqueror.events/go/tailfish.