WE RAN #RUN1000MILES...

Whether it's a smashing tip you're after, or just looking for a bit of inspiration. HeAR why you should run 1000 miles in 2018, straight from a few that have completed it themselves!

As a very busy teacher and dad of a toddler it's hard to find time to squeeze the miles in. Switch off the TV and phone. Go to bed early. Get up early and run before the family are awake. What matters more, watching Bake Off or running? - Simon Woodward

As a very busy teacher and dad of a toddler it's hard to find time to squeeze the miles in. Switch off the TV and phone. Go to bed early. Get up early and run before the family are awake. What matters more, watching Bake Off or running? - Simon Woodward

It doesn't matter if you run 1, 10, 100 or 1000 miles. Enjoy it, have fun, take fab trail show selfies and share the year with the most generous and supportive group of people that I've met. If hitting the target is important then break it into mini goals such as 100 miles a month and get ahead early in the year so that when injury /the lurgy strike, you have a bit of slack. - Clare Mitchell Coyle

It doesn't matter if you run 1, 10, 100 or 1000 miles. Enjoy it, have fun, take fab trail show selfies and share the year with the most generous and supportive group of people that I've met. If hitting the target is important then break it into mini goals such as 100 miles a month and get ahead early in the year so that when injury /the lurgy strike, you have a bit of slack. - Clare Mitchell Coyle

For me, the keys are forming the habit and listening to your body. There are days when you really won’t want to run, but those are the days when you just need to get out the door - that mentality is what forms the habit. However, if you’re ill, injured or just not “feeling it”, don’t beat yourself up - there’s always tomorrow! Good luck in 2018 - Paul Turner

For me, the keys are forming the habit and listening to your body. There are days when you really won’t want to run, but those are the days when you just need to get out the door - that mentality is what forms the habit. However, if you’re ill, injured or just not “feeling it”, don’t beat yourself up - there’s always tomorrow! Good luck in 2018 - Paul Turner

For me, aiming to run 1000 miles was definitely taking on a challenge. It’s much further than I’ve run in a year previously. My only advice would be to take advantage of the amazing people who regularly contribute to the FB group. I’ve learned so much from some really funny, generous, ‘trailblazers’ on this forum. And perhaps even more important – and the best recommendation I have for anyone considering joining this challenge – is that I have learned SO much about myself and my running in 2017. I’ve found new and better places to run. I’ve become a trail ‘snob’ (I hate running on roads now). And I’ve learned how my body gets stronger, how it heals, and how it likes to be treated. What an amazing running year it has been for me so far! - Guenevere Bone

For me, aiming to run 1000 miles was definitely taking on a challenge. It’s much further than I’ve run in a year previously. My only advice would be to take advantage of the amazing people who regularly contribute to the FB group. I’ve learned so much from some really funny, generous, ‘trailblazers’ on this forum. And perhaps even more important – and the best recommendation I have for anyone considering joining this challenge – is that I have learned SO much about myself and my running in 2017. I’ve found new and better places to run. I’ve become a trail ‘snob’ (I hate running on roads now). And I’ve learned how my body gets stronger, how it heals, and how it likes to be treated. What an amazing running year it has been for me so far! - Guenevere Bone

Small runs add up, there is no need to bust out 20 milers all the time, start early and stick with it, It can't be that hard I did it. - Mark Baker

Small runs add up, there is no need to bust out 20 milers all the time, start early and stick with it, It can't be that hard I did it. - Mark Baker

Have fun. Find interesting places to run, stop and take photos and pause to enjoy the scenery. Learn to enjoy hills; both the ups and the downs. Above all; there will always be people who are faster than you and who look better in Lycra; don’t let it get to you. You run and you are awesome! - Eddie Arthur

Have fun. Find interesting places to run, stop and take photos and pause to enjoy the scenery. Learn to enjoy hills; both the ups and the downs. Above all; there will always be people who are faster than you and who look better in Lycra; don’t let it get to you. You run and you are awesome! - Eddie Arthur

If you are new to running don't try and run 20miles a week in the first weeks, you'll get demoralised and injured. Gradually build up as the year goes on. Make a commitment to regular running - put it on your calendar as an appointment 3 or 4 times a week and stick to it. Set targets to aim for - your first 5k, then 10k, half marathon, to the nearest town and back etc. They don't need to be races, you can set them as target distances or routes during training. Don't treat every run like a race - take it slowly, take time to enjoy your run - a mile is a mile whether it takes 12 minutes or 4 minutes. Don't beat yourself up if you miss a run or don't reach a target, there is always another day to do it. Take rest days. Most importantly, enjoy it. - Amanda Arnott  

If you are new to running don't try and run 20miles a week in the first weeks, you'll get demoralised and injured. Gradually build up as the year goes on. Make a commitment to regular running - put it on your calendar as an appointment 3 or 4 times a week and stick to it. Set targets to aim for - your first 5k, then 10k, half marathon, to the nearest town and back etc. They don't need to be races, you can set them as target distances or routes during training. Don't treat every run like a race - take it slowly, take time to enjoy your run - a mile is a mile whether it takes 12 minutes or 4 minutes. Don't beat yourself up if you miss a run or don't reach a target, there is always another day to do it. Take rest days. Most importantly, enjoy it. - Amanda Arnott

 

It has been great to see so many levels of runner embrace the challenge. All the posts have been inspiring, whether it's a beginner taking on their first run to the seasoned trail runner preparing for a weekend of ultra-running. I took on the challenge to help me with my sub-4 hour marathon challenge, which I completed in April at Southampton. Post the marathon I used to challenge to fight off the post marathon blues by still giving me a target to aim for. - Gary McCawley

It has been great to see so many levels of runner embrace the challenge. All the posts have been inspiring, whether it's a beginner taking on their first run to the seasoned trail runner preparing for a weekend of ultra-running. I took on the challenge to help me with my sub-4 hour marathon challenge, which I completed in April at Southampton. Post the marathon I used to challenge to fight off the post marathon blues by still giving me a target to aim for. - Gary McCawley