Newsletter #Run1000Miles March 2017

Here's to the start of your fittest year ever in 2017, from Claire Maxted, editor of Trail Running magazine

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WELCOME RUNNERS! It’s been absolutely fantastic to see so many of you posting your photos, routes, mileage, advice and support for your fellow runners on our social media channels using the #Run1000Miles hashtag – THANK YOU for being such a fun bunch of genuinely lovely people – together we will nail this #Run1000Miles challenge and have our fittest year ever in 2017! Go us!

Happy trails, Claire
TR mag editor and chief #Run1000Miles motivator

Join our dedicated #Run1000Miles Facebook group here. And our regular social media channels below.


In January you ran…

CONGRATULATIONS on your January totals #Run1000Milers, here are a few to share to show you that it’s just fine and dandy to take this challenge at your own rate. Some people have been struggling to find time to get out, or injured, or lacking in motivation, but just being part of our exclusive #Run1000Miles Facebook page gives you that extra inspiration and boost.

SO if you aren’t in it already, take the plunge, and if you are, keep up the fantastic work posting advice and motivation to other members, take a scroll through whenever your running mojo wanes and you’re guaranteed to get out of the door. Post your February totals on the FB page now!

51 miles
59.1 miles
63 miles
79 miles
80 miles
89.4 miles
98 miles
100 miles
145 miles
212 miles

Stuart Borland
Steve McGeown
Carolyn Thraves
Andy Lean
Sandra Devlin
Nicky Butler
Mark Baker
Sarah Styles-Power

Victoria Yeomans
Matt Armstrong

RUFF STUFF

A quick update on the Ruff headband/neckwarmers, kindly er...modelled here by lucky #Run1000Miler @edandphil. We aim to start selling them early March, YEY! Details will be in the next Trail Running mag, on sale 9 March, so keep your eyes peeled for it in your local supermarket, or buy a single issue online here. The cleverest ones amongst you will subscribe so you never miss an issue!


SEE IF YOU'VE WON A PRIZE!

In next issue we have a dedicated #Run1000Miles double page spread where I’m putting some of the best photos that you’ve added to social media (mainly our FB group, do join it!). The best one wins a prize from our sponsors Montane, Silva, Up & Running, 1000 Mile Socks and Inov-8, and this issue it’s a Montane Snap 4 pack worth £100! Buy the mag to see if you’ve won! And, keep an eye out on our social media for flash prizes up for grabs from all our sponsors.

Montane Women's Via Snap 4 £100 up for grabs

Montane Women's Via Snap 4 £100 up for grabs

Montane Men's Via Fang 5 £100 up for grabs

Montane Men's Via Fang 5 £100 up for grabs


Got a question?

Our ambassadors are here to answer your #Run1000Miles gear, training and nutrition questions, post them on social media as they occur to you. And Montane’s staff and athlete team are ready and waiting to take your questions too – find out more about Sally Fawcett, Jenn Gaskell, Debbie Martin-Consani, Marcus Scotney and Jayson Cavill here.

#Run1000Miles clothing and packs sponsor

#Run1000Miles clothing and packs sponsor


Mmmm, you’ve been eating…

Now it's time to sharing some recipes that have popped up within the FB group - you guys have been busy!

Sarah Styles-Power: Fruit, nut and seed bars. They are gluten and dairy free, and I make them vegan by using date syrup instead of honey. Take 50g almonds, 50g cashews, 30g sunflower seeds 40g pumpkin seeds, 120g dried apricots and figs, 30g desiccated coconut, and a pinch or two of salt, all roughly chopped. Mix with 4 tbsp melted coconut oil, 4 tbsp date syrup, 3 tbsp peanut (or other nut) butter, ½ tsp vanilla extract. Stir, press into baking tray, refrigerate, slice, eat!

Sarah Styles-Power: Fruit, nut and seed bars. They are gluten and dairy free, and I make them vegan by using date syrup instead of honey. Take 50g almonds, 50g cashews, 30g sunflower seeds 40g pumpkin seeds, 120g dried apricots and figs, 30g desiccated coconut, and a pinch or two of salt, all roughly chopped. Mix with 4 tbsp melted coconut oil, 4 tbsp date syrup, 3 tbsp peanut (or other nut) butter, ½ tsp vanilla extract. Stir, press into baking tray, refrigerate, slice, eat!

@ibby_tri: What else to do after a nice 7 miler. Convince @pouncer6461 to break for espresso, avocado & poached eggs on toast #Run1000Miles #uktrichat

@ibby_tri: What else to do after a nice 7 miler. Convince @pouncer6461 to break for espresso, avocado & poached eggs on toast #Run1000Miles #uktrichat

David Carr: When people ask why I trail run, I could reply that I love the solitude, the scenery, the sense of wellbeing. But to be honest, it's so I can eat treacle sponge afterwards. #Run1000Miles #scoff1000sponges

David Carr: When people ask why I trail run, I could reply that I love the solitude, the scenery, the sense of wellbeing. But to be honest, it's so I can eat treacle sponge afterwards. #Run1000Miles #scoff1000sponges


What’s my why?

60 seconds with…#Run1000Miler Lucy Behney

Lucy, 41, from Pencaitland, East Lothian, is an Emergency Care Assistant with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Why sign up?  I started running last April as I was challenged to do Edinburgh Marathon 5k (in the May) and I was soon hooked. I signed up, as pledging to thousands is a great motivator.

Your motivation? It has given me a structured platform to make progress quickly, with thousands of others supporting. I run more often now, rather than trying to cram in as many miles as possible over three days – better progress and fewer injuries. 

Mileage so far? 55, as I broke my wrist climbing. The doctor says no running or driving just now. I'm walking to keep my sanity.

Highs? Signing the pledge and the camaraderie on Facebook. Seeing my fitness soar and the lovely Montane cap that I won in the FB group! Reading others’ posts makes me desperate to get out there. There are so many beautiful parts of the country. And videos like Nicky Spinks’ double Bob Graham are so inspirational.

Lows? Breaking my wrist. Very inconvenient, but I'll be back.

Your plans? More Canicross and hill runs. Avoid injury. Keep on loving running. Maybe a cheeky wee ultra later in the year. Tiree perhaps? 

Advice to others? If you enjoy it, you'll quickly get better. Don't just chase your dreams, run them down.

#Run1000Miler Lucy Behney

#Run1000Miler Lucy Behney