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Daz's 24 Hour Challenge

Daz's 24 Hour Challenge

The brakes have been put on a lot of running events in their usual format this year, but many have adapted to provide virtual challenges to keep us motivated and testing ourselves. The Thunder Run’s ‘VR24’ event’s concept was simple – run as much as you can over a 24 hour period. Run wherever you can providing it is safe and sensible to do so. The event attracted people that have only taken up running in lockdown and worked up to their first ever 10km, through to experienced ultra runners that managed to cover more than 100 miles within the...

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Hive22's First Anniversary

Hive22's First Anniversary

We recently had the honour of creating Hive22 founder Aaron a personalised print commemorating the running club’s fantastic fundraising achievements in its first year. Hive22 was born in memory of the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena attack who sadly lost their lives. The attack also caused physical injuries to 800 people – and prompted over 3,000 to seek various forms of help and support. Aaron was a police officer at the Manchester Arena on the night of the attack, witnessing the physical and emotional devastation caused.In the weeks following the attack Aaron and his colleagues spent time with the...

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Oly's 100km Challenge

Oly's 100km Challenge

A huge congratulations to Oly who recently set himself the challenge to complete a 100km run to raise funds for The Trussell Trust. This entailed completing 130 laps of his 770m crescent within a 24 hour period. The encouragement Oly received from his friends and local community to a large online following was incredible and he raised over £5k for the charity, which is working to stop UK hunger and poverty. The trust's network of foodbanks provide emergency food and support to people in crisis. We donated 10% from the sale of this print to further support the cause.After turning...

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Caroline's London Marathon

Caroline's London Marathon

Many of us have been reflecting on our previous marathon experiences this week. Thank you to Caroline for sharing a snap of her Personal Best Vest and other London Marathon mementos along with a few words. "After a couple of disappointing marathons, last year I trained harder than ever. I committed everything to my marathon training. Consistent training, a lot of hard work, determination and a little luck at getting a full run up with no injuries or missed sessions.I learnt lessons from all my previous marathons and prepared like never before. I was so excited at the start line,...

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Rory and Darrel's Chicago and Manchester Marathons

Rory and Darrel's Chicago and Manchester Marathons

Not strictly a #MedalMonday but still some cracking new race bling we reckon! Thanks to Basingstoke-based Hatch Warren Runners Rory and Darrel for sharing a little about their Manchester and Chicago races and what these super sub 3 marathons and Personal Best Vest prints mean to them both. Darrel on Manchester Marathon 2019"No matter your age or where you are in your running journey, what defines you as a runner is your ambition to improve. Success in your running can mean several things to you, and breaking a PB can often be the pinnacle of that success. Running PBs aren’t...

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