Monday 30 December 2019

Run Mummy Run Challenge 2019 the results #RMRChallenge #FitB4Fifty

Way back in January I made my RMR challenge pledge with Run Mummy Run so it is time to see how I have done on my 3 pledges:

1) Run all 10 Cumbrian parkruns

This one started off so well with the New Year's Day Double at Barrow and Millom. I then combined my son's cross country with Penrith and visiting a relative in hospital with Ford (Ulverston). So i was looking good in January with 4/10 of complete.

I then had a couple of trips back to my home parkrun at Fell Foot. There was then a break due to other commitments and races and it wasn't until my son had a race at Threkeld that I managed to run Keswick parkrun.

It wasn't until the school holidays that I made it to Carlisle parkrun by combining it with our drive to Scotland. We then sneaked a cheeky Scottish parkrun in on our way home at Victoria park, Glasgow. My 9th different parkrun was not in Cumbria either as I ran at Dinton Pastures outside Reading whilst visiting friends.

My next Cumbrian parkrun (8/10) was Whinlatter in September, one of the hardest in the UK, which was stunning but tough. This left me with the two that are the hardest to get to due to the geography of Cumbria. I have decided that these have to wait for warmer weather and we can camp over the night before.

So to make up for it I ran 3 other parkruns which are either closer or near where we were visiting over the last 2 weeks: Tring, Morecambe Prom and Lancaster! That gave me a total of 13 different parkruns this year. In fact the only one on this image I didn't do this year us Lanhydrock:

2) Complete the Lakeland Trails 10 km series: Cartmel, Hawkshead, Helvellyn and Ullswater
I love trail running so this was going to be a good challenge for me and a good way to get my mileage up before the half marathon. I was undertrained and ill for Cartmel but enjoyed the rain and mud!

For Hawkshead I was much better prepared:

Then it was the Dirty Double at the end of October. On the Saturday we ran around the base of Helvellyn:

And on the Sunday we went along the Ullswater Way:

In the end I finished 49th overall for ladies in the series which isn't too bad:

3) Run the Manchester Half Marathon

This was my biggest single challenge of the year and it coincided with my 49th birthday. It was an epic experience and my full post was here. I must have enjoyed it as I've signed up for the full marathon in April!

How did you do on your fitness and running challenges this year?

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