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Advent Running: 25 in 25 (vote in the Running Awards)

November 26, 2015

 

Advent running

Like running? Want to like running but not convinced? Don’t care either way but want to join in something fun? Young or old, experienced or novice, you can join Advent Running. It’s simple – commit do 30mins of something active each day for 25 days starting on 1st December and log it. Whilst most will choose running and will log their activity online, you could just as easily do a swim and log it with a post-it note on your fridge. If you do choose to join in online (links below) there’s a great community involved, loads of great advice on starting out, varied events to help motivate you, plenty of hilarious banter and what’s more there’s even prizes available. The point is that whether you’re a seasoned runner or you’ve never laced up a trainer, you can get involved.

Last year I missed the boat but this year I’m on board and I’ll try to post something on here each day. Join me?

If you’re joining in and blogging about it, let me know and I’ll keep linking up. So far I know of:

Fun Fit Happy

Richard Wright

Babeta Runs

The Scientist Runs

 

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From social beer/coffee/bread based runs to muddy trails and crazy ultras, AR cover the whole gamut of running fun. They run all year round and the December 25in25 is about building a good base of fitness.

To be honest, I’m not sure how I stumbled across Advent Running last year. I think I kept seeing #runforsprouts around the place and noticed that the people using it sounded rather friendly and knowledgeable. I didn’t run with the group (known the rest of the year round as AR Collective) until sometime in April when I joined the #BeigelRun. Now I run twice a week with them most weeks. I would never have tried track sessions and I’m pretty certain I wouldn’t have been brave enough to enter a race abroad without the AR gang. This year I have made new friends, discovered a love of group running, done my first trail run and been mocked (rightly) for my attempts at gangster posing. In fact, my favourite non-MrB run of the year has to be the AR trail run out at Chorleywood. The sheer glee of running down hills and jumping over tree roots as the sun sets in front of you is heard to beat.

I have benefitted a huge amount this year from the encouragement, inspiration and advice given by both the AR founders and all the other people who run with them. They’ve been nominated for an award, so if you are the voting type and you’re feeling friendly then why not vote for them and join in this year.

Vote for Advent Running in the Running Awards  in Publications & Online > Online Community

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As I mentioned above, if you join in this year, AR will be awarding a daily spot prize for the best photo, video or written description of the day’s run shared by you on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You can find all the links you need below.

Find Advent Running online:

Advent Running

AR Facebook Group

AR_Collective on Instagram 

Advent Running on Instagram

Advent Running on Twitter

Advent Running on Strava

Articles

Guardian – run for pudding

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 26, 2015 10:23 pm

    Me too 🙂

  2. November 27, 2015 9:27 am

    Hey! I ran with AR last weekend on their trail run around Wimbledon and have committed to AR this year too. I will be documenting it on my blog, http://thescientistruns.blogspot.co.uk/, so look forward to keeping updated and seeing your progress x

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