Hey everyone, apologies for the lengthy gap between blog posts. The gym has been very busy but after hearing over the past couple of weeks what you guys have been achieving I couldn't let it past without highlighting it all. The training has clearly been paying off as everything you read below will prove. Some fantastic achievements by some fantastic people. Keep up all the good work and anyone who I've missed then keep me updated as I will do more posts like this in the future! Prepare to be motivated!
To start with I have to give a mention to Stephen and Becky who have recently just smashed a 100km walk inside 1 day! This wasn't a scheduled event, just an absolute tribute to their work ethic and their urge to challenge themselves constantly. You can see from their awesome pics below that during the winter they are dominating the slopes and remaining extremely active however after returning back to One2one Fitness again this year they started training for their marathon walk which we had discussed previously. It wasn't a case of just get out and do this walk, it's a serious distance that they covered and many training walks were completed alongside routes being planned. They set a date, headed out with an extremely early start and completed the 100km later that same day. I was so pleased to hear that they managed to complete the walk (never doubted them) and it has definitely motivated me to set myself a similiar challenge!!
Ok next up is a mention for Jodie, Emily and Tara who as you can see pictured below, completed the London to Brighton bike ride with a final celebration on Brighton beach. Check the weather! This was a super long ride that they had all been training for and it was completed for charity which is even better. They smashed the cycle all making the full distance, another great achievement and again some motivation to get something similar to this lined up! The rides take place on a regular basis as far as I know so if anyone is planning on taking part or would potentially be interested in this then let us know!
Moving on to the duo that is Ben and Gary. As you can see below these two like a challenge and I can't actually recall everything they have done as there is just too much. Various obstacle races across the country, half marathons and summiting peaks are just a few of the awesome challenges these guys have conquered. They have excelled in their training in the past few months and in this time they took on the Ten Tors challenge. This is approximately 13 miles long and they have actually done it before but wanted to go back and improve on their last attempt. They were actually in the gym talking about running it twice in order to get a better challenge! It's completed over moorland terrain so that makes it tricky in the first place but they managed a great time and they finished first! I've actually been discussing with this pair about doing the three peaks, it's something that both myself and these guys would love to do so if anyone else would like to jump on board then get in touch with me!
One2one members Mo, Alison and Kerry also have to get a mention as they have recently completed the Rainbow Run. Possibly the brightest 5km run you will do the Rainbow Run is done all in aid of raising money for Children's Hospice South West. A great cause and a great way to get out and run 5km. Alison, Mo and Kerry have all been regular hitting Park Runs at Lanhydrock also so they were ready for the 5km distance. There is a lot of people from One2one Fitness getting to the park run now which is absolutely fantastic and I hope to get there soon to join you all in the run and then probably have a stop in the cafe after! You can walk, run or jog the Rainbow Run so its great for everyone!
I'm going to wrap up with the amazing achievement made by Carol. She has recently, after a good amount of solid, dedicated training, completed the Cotswold Way Challenge. Carol had told me about this challenge prior to taking part and I was so pleased when she told me she'd completed it (again, never doubted her!) This was 100km total completed in two days. 50km in a day is serious distance and definitely requires training so well done to Carol for the hard work she put in to get herself ready for this one. It's done in a beautiful location but on some tricky terrain so this one is far form easy! On to the next challenge now for Carol and I look forward to sharing the next one with you.
Im sure you can agree that these are some great achievements, I've likely missed some but I will fill another blog post soon with more of what you have all been up to. Thanks for reading, all likes and shares are appreciated. I want to spread the word on all of these awesome achievements! I'll be back soon with another blog so keep posted on our site!