Unfortunately, due to that little bugger of a virus, all Run the World runs, London Borough Challenge runs and school talks are currently on hold. However, the Run the World Foundation is still operating and we’d love you to pledge and/or join us in the PB Challenge!
The PB Challenge : set your Personal Best on July 4th!
The idea behind the PB Challenge is to give us a reason to stay fit and active during these difficult times ; achieve something we’ve always wanted to achieve ; and raise some money for charity along the way.
How does it work?
- Set your own Personal Best goal. It might be to run your first ever 5km – or your fastest ever 10km. See how far you can cycle in an hour. Shoot a thousand hoops in a day. Wheel chair for a mile. Hold a plank for ten minutes. Whatever motivates you!
- Start training.
- Set up a fundraising page for your favourite charity (optional).
- Attempt your PB on July 4th – either on your own or, lock down restrictions allowing, with others.
Alternatively, and many people are taking this option, show your support for global friendship and togetherness by simply going for a run, a walk, a cycle (any form of exercise!) between 16.00-18.30 UK time on July 4th.
As an example, I’ve added a summary of my own version of the challenge below – no need for anyone else to adopt the fundraising twist!
“On July 4th I’m going to try to run a personal best : 10 km in 45 minutes. I’ve never run anywhere near that fast so, in order to fully motivate myself, I’m proposing the following. If you pledge a donation to charity then I will pay that pledge* if I don’t beat 45 minutes. Of course, if I do go under 45 minutes, then you have to honour the pledge!
*Please email / message me with your pledge – it could, for example, be to Cancer Research, the NHS or your favourite charity. I’ll keep a record of the pledge and then, once I’ve run on July 4th, we’ll see who has to pay it!”
Please get in touch if you’d like to join in or have any queries.