I’m running Land’s End to John O’Groats! (Sort of)

A while back I told you I would MOST DEFINITELY NOT be running two half marathons a year again. I love running half marathons, but the training is both exhausting and time-consuming, so I decided it would be sensible to just do one a year rather than two. Now I haven’t gone back on my word, but I HAVE signed up to do something even more awesome.

This year, to raise bags of money for Sport Relief, three very intrepid bloggers Mammasaurus, Tanya aka Mummy Barrow and Penny from Alexander Residence collectively known as Team Honk have organised a relay from Land’s End to John O’Groats. (This isn’t the first amazing thing they’ve done – last year Team Honk travelled to Ghana with Comic Relief and sent me back this digital postcard.)

The relay takes place from January through to March and takes the most winding route imaginable through Britain, to allow as many bloggers as possible to take part.

More bloggers (as well as non-blogging muggles) are still welcome to join in. If you can make it non-motorised – walk, run, cycle, ride a horse etc – that would be great. If you have to resort to the car, that’s fine – as long as you do it in your pyjamas or with pants on your head. It’s all about challenging yourself so people will want to sponsor you.

I have pledged to run 10 miles through Gloucestershire, teaming up with fellow Gloucestershire bloggers Pink Oddy and Julies Notebook

The whole thing kicks off in Cornwall this weekend and the full route is as follows:

  • Cornwall 12th January
  • Somerset 13th & 14th
  • Bournemouth 15th-17th 
  • Southampton 18th & 19th
  • Brighton 20th
  • Hastings 21st & 22nd
  • Dover 23rd & 24th
  • Gravesend 25th
  • Southend 26th
  • Chelmsford & Colchester 27th-29th
  • Great Yarmouth 30th 
  • Norwich 31st Jan & 1st February
  • Cambridge 2nd February
  • Milton Keynes 3rd 
  • Hemel Hempstead & St Albans 4th
  • London 5th
  • Fleet 6th
  • Reading 7th
  • Oxford 8th & 9th
  • Bristol 9th-11th
  • Gloucestershire 12th
  • Birmingham 15th & 16th
  • Peterborough 16th-23rd
  • Nottingham 25th & 26th
  • Derby 27th
  • Sheffield 28th Feb & 1st & 2nd March
  • Hull 3rd-5th March
  • Bradford 6th & 7th 
  • Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire 8th, 9th & 10th
  • Preston 11th & 12th
  • Morecambe 12th
  • Kendal 15th
  • Darlington 16th
  • Durham 17th & 18th
  • Washington to John O’Groats 19th-23rd March
Some of the legs of the route still need people to take part. It’s very easy to get involved, as each leg has its own Facebook group (and they’re all very friendly, honest!). If you live in any of those areas and fancy taking part or offering support, go along to the Team Honk website and sign up for your local Facebook group.
I’ll be asking for sponsors soon. More details to follow…

Team Honk 2014 blogger Relay

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I’m joining in too with the Somerset leg. Should be fun. Good luck with your bit 🙂

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  2. This is such a fantastic thing to see happening! I’ll be with you all virtually 🙂

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  3. Awesome running skillz Sarah – thank you SO much for joining in *resists temptation to shout RUN FOREST RUN!*

    Muchos love x

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  4. Thanks very much, ladies! It’s so exciting. I’m looking forward to following everyone’s progress over the coming weeks. x

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  5. 10 miles will be a walk in the park for you but great to do it with the support of Team Honk. Looks like you have some great blog companions too. Look forward to hearing all about it.

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  6. Sorry Sarah I was sure I’d commented on this – anyway am really looking forward to seeing you – trying not to get stitches (from laughing) when you see me!

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  7. Thanks very much, everyone! I’m really looking forward to getting cracking – and to seeing your costume, Pink Oddy!

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  8. Thanks very much, Emily! I’m in training and that’s going well. I’ve got my Tshirt, now I just need to make sure I have my route programmed into my phone! x

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  9. Go you! I’m really looking forward to the London leg on the 5th Feb, even if it does mean walking 15 miles on my birthday!

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  10. 15 miles on your birthday! That’s dedication! The London leg sounds amazing! Looking forward to reading all about it.

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