Looking for a fitness challenge?
Nothing like a race looming to motivate you to go for a walk, run, swim or cycle on these chilly autumn mornings. So sign up to one of these local challenges pronto!
It was National Fitness Day this week… on Wednesday, in fact. Yup passed me by too. My belated celebrations have involved me dressing as Olivia Newton-John in the Let’s Get Physical video and leading a full team ’80s-style aerobics work-out at Muddy Berks HQ. Let me hear your body talk!
As anyone who knows me will testify, I love fitness and all things sporty (*hides doughnut under keypad*) so without further ado, here’s the Muddy guide to all the best tris, races and runs, both local and beyond, over the coming months. Which one will you sign up for? I’m thinking the ultra-marathon, obvs.
THIS WEEKEND (NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT, EH!)
Windsor Women’s 10k run, 29 Sept
Windsor Half Marathon, 30 Sept
Hemel Hempstead Triathlon, 30 Sept
Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10k and 2k family fun run, 30 Sept
Colour Rush 5k walk/run (for Florence Nightingale Hospice), Aston Clinton , 7 Oct
Reading 10k, Thames Valley Park, 7 Oct
Reading Muddy Mayhem, 7 Oct
Oxford Half Marathon, 7 Oct
Hambleden Hilly Nordic Walk, 20 October
Water of Life 10k and Half Marathon, Bisham Abbey, 21 Oct
Inflatable 5k Obstacle Run, Newbury, 28 Oct
GoTri Oxford City Duathlon, 20 Oct (NB – this is perfect if the swimming bit puts you off a triathlon – this is a run, cycle, then another run.)
GoTri Reading at Green Park, 28 Oct (this is another duathlon).
Reading Halloween 5 Nite Run, 31 Oct
Wendover Woods 50, five 10 miles loops running on woodland trails, 17 Nov
Santa 5k Fun Run, Dorney Lake (in aid of Alzheimers Dementia Support), 25 Nov
Muddy Welly Run, Wellington College (5k or 10k), 16 Dec
Mortimer Gut Buster, 10k or 10 miles, 30 Dec
Women v Cancer Ride The Night – 100k, Windsor, 25 May
Goring 10k, 3 March
Reading Half Marathon, 17 March
Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon, 17 March
Bicester Triathlon, 31 March
Groovy Baby, Walton-on-Thames, ’60s/’70s fancy dress races from 5k run up to an ultra marathon, 14 April
Henley Trail Run, 12 May (10k or half marathon)
Colour Obstacle Rush 5k, Windsor, 18 May
AND ONE FOR THE HARDCORE/ MENTALISTS…
Red Bull Time Laps, Windsor Great Park, (cycle the 6.6km circuit for 26hrs), 27 Oct 2018
Ridgeway Challenge, an 86 mile ultra marathon, 24/25 Aug 2019
Have we missed any good ‘uns near you? Let us know in the comment box below!
Research: Georgia Collins