July 100-mile Challenge


July 100-mile Challenge
July 100-mile Challenge

Note forwarded from Julie Cribb, NEC Local Groups Officer

 

Hello

I hope you don’t mind me asking but I’m hoping you will help raise awareness of the July 100-mile Challenge with your group members.   

After the success of the virtual 100-mile challenge in May, where over 350 participants from 41 of our Local Groups entered how far they had walked (or run) during an hour of exercise each day, we are going to run another 100-mile challenge, along the same format, for each of the remaining 31-day months of 2020.  Even though the restrictions on exercise are being eased across the UK, the May Challenge was attractive to many LDWA members who for one reason or another, sometimes relating to COVID-19 and sometimes just through injury or infirmity, could not manage long distances,  but the challenge of walking just over 3 miles a day, each day in the month was not only achievable, but also gave many a focus.  Quite apart from the exercise itself, the associated Facebook page for those on social media, was hugely successful in creating a friendly and supportive community for sharing photographs and experiences, especially at a time when group walks were suspended.  However, it is quite possible to participate without using Facebook as the spreadsheet is held on the member pages of the LDWA website.

The theme for the July Challenge is Long Distance Paths and information on how to join in will be on the LDWA Website under News and on the main LDWA Facebook page this weekend.  The Challenge itself will begin on Wednesday 1st July.

So, I would be very grateful if you could put the following out in your newsletters to members or through your local bulk email to see if we can get even more people participating this time round. 

Thank you for your help and support

With very best wishes 

Julie Cribb

LDWA NEC Local Groups’ Officer

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If you’d like to bring some focus to your exercise in July why not join in with the LDWA Virtual 100-mile Challenge.

Even though the restrictions on exercise are being eased across the UK, the May Challenge was attractive to many LDWA members who for one reason or another could not manage long distances,  but the challenge of walking just over 3 miles a day, each day in the month was not only achievable, but also gave many a focus.   However, the challenge is open to EVERYONE, regardless of how little or how far they can walk – the only request we make is that people should only record the distance they cover in any one hour of daily activity.

Quite apart from the exercise itself, the associated Facebook page for those on social media, was hugely successful in creating a friendly and supportive community for sharing photographs and experiences, especially at a time when group walks were suspended.  However, it is quite possible to participate without using Facebook as the spreadsheet is held on the member pages of the LDWA website.

The theme for the July Challenge is Long Distance Paths and information on how to join in will be on the LDWA Website under News and on the main LDWA Facebook page this weekend - 27th/28th June.  The Challenge itself will begin on Wednesday 1st July. Everyone who participates will receive a virtual memento of the event.

We hope to see you there 😊

 

Thames Valley LDWA - https://www.ldwa.org.uk/thamesvalley