Take up the Run Every Day challenge
Melton Sports is inviting you to take up the #RunEveryDay challenge this October in association with Ron Hill, the leading British running brand.
We’re looking to every runner, from the novice to the club athlete, to put together a run streak to last seven days, two weeks or even the entire month.
There will be prizes or vouchers for the best efforts so start planning your running diary now!
Why are we doing this? Well we believe, like the legendary Ron Hill himself, that running is life and has the power to make you feel great.
Decades ago, not content with being the fastest man in the world over 26.2 miles, he resolved to run every day and in December 2014 he clocked up 50 years, choosing parkrun to reach his milestone.
For October we want runners to be inspired by Ron and start their own run streak. It’s about moving your running on to the next level and inspiring those around you, and who knows where it will end?
To take part just post your efforts at www.facebook.com/meltonsports (with photographic evidence if you can) or nominate a fellow runner for a little recognition. Our ‘spies’ in Stilton Striders, Melton Running Club and at Melton parkrun will also be looking out for those taking up the #RunEveryDay challenge.
And Melton Sports will also be running a Ron Hill promotion to mark the release of its autumn/winter collection so you have the excuse to reward yourself for your running feats!
For more information and blogs about the #RunEveryDay challenge visit www.ronhill.com/runeveryday or sign up via Twitter. There’s also a #RunEveryDay club on tracking platform Strava so you can keep a record of how you’re doing. Good luck!
Ron Hill factfile
Dr Ron Hill MBE competed in three Olympic Games and is a former European and Commonwealth champion.
He was the first British runner to win the Boston Marathon and set a world record time of 2:09:28 at the 1970 Commonwealth Games marathon in Edinburgh.
During his running career he set world records at four other distances and raced in 100 countries.
He started logging his daily runs on December 20, 1964, and the distances recorded add up to more than 160,000 miles – the equivalent of running around the world more than six times.
He said he started running daily ‘to get the best out of myself’. “Once you get into the habit of it, you just do it. Just get wrapped up and get out the door. It’s my advice to everybody – just start running and within five minutes you’re in your stride and probably enjoying it.”
The Ron Hill sportswear company he set up has long been Britain’s leading running brand.