Firstly, what was it all about?
Centurion Running One Community is a virtual event which takes place over 7 days, starting at 0001 GMT on Monday 25th May and ending at midnight GMT on Sunday 31st May 2020. The event is for everybody, anywhere in the world, of any age.
This week I was supposed to be in Scotland running from Fort William to Cape Wrath, sadly and unexpectedly it was cancelled.
Instead I signed up to the Centurion One Community event Centurion Running Community to run 100 miles in 7 days to raise money for the NHS Charities Together.
I decided to run the distance over 4 days with three consecutive marathons and a 21.3 miler to finish:
- Marathon 1 Monday (day one) = home to Pevensey and back in the heat in 3h 28
- Marathon 2 Tuesday (day two) = home to Cooden via link road. back via Bexhill with two laps of the Seafront at 3am to make the distance 3h 58
- Marathon 3 Wednesday (day three) = Pett to Jury’s Gap via Winchelsea, Rye and Camber and back to finish at 1am – 3h 55
- Marathon 4 Thursday (day four) = Eastbourne Sports Park to The South Downs, back to Pevensey and finishing at Sports Park in 3h 25 making a final 100m time of 14h 59. (Was fun taking my zoom class from my truck in a deserted car park, didn’t look dodgy at all😂)
A huge thank you to Rebecca Parker and Lee Dunstall for coming and finding me last night and running a few miles with me – made all the difference.
On the way back last night at around 11pm I ran past Eastbourne Fire-Station and saw the guys running on treadmills so I stopped and asked them what they were doing. They were running 1000 miles over 8 days to raise money for the NHS Charities Together as well as Mencap and the The Fire Fighters Charity, I told them what I was doing and we all clapped each other and I made a donation and headed off.
Now for a nice easy weekend of sunshine