23 Nov

The Perfect Advent Calendar For Runners

AdventRunningAs we all know, lacing up during the winter months can be the most challenging in the training cycle. Yet the launch of a new running challenge, AdventRunning, might turn out to be the perfect way to prise you from the couch during those cold December nights.

The aim of AdventRunning is to run 25 times, beginning on the first of December until Christmas Day. There are very few rules other than each run must be 30 minutes or longer. Throughout the challenge, organisers are asking runners to log their runs and use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to document their journey. The best story, video or photo each day will be awarded a small prize provided by one of the AdventRunning sponsors.

Commenting on the challenge, co-founder and ultra-runner, James Poole said: “Like most people we love the holiday season. Work parties, carols, mince pies, mulled wine and festive cheer. But, as the days get shorter and we all get busier the thought of exercise goes out the window.”

James continued: “The aim of AdventRunning is to encourage people to find 30 minutes a day to go out for a run. It doesn’t matter how far or how fast you run, it’s the act of making time to run that’s important.”

AdventRunning becomes the latest challenge that looks to increase fitness levels during winter. Over the past few years, the Running Guide has championed Marcothon, which requires you to run a minimum of 3 miles for every day in December. You can find out more at the group’s Facebook page.