Runners, keep on running . . . but if you haven’t signed up to the YouVsYear run challenge yet, don’t worry it’s not too late.

Under Armour is hosting a year long digital run challenge, YouVsYear. The challenge is to run 1000km in 2016! I’ve never tracked my runs for a whole year before but initially I thought it sounded like a huge amount!

Let’s break it down . . .

1000k in one year
That’s 83.3km each month
19.2km each week
Or 2.7km each day.

Okay, that sounds like something that I could do and I’m not one to say no to a challenge. However it’s March now, so I’ve got some catching up to do!


I signed up to the challenge on the Endomondo app on Sunday and so far I’m clocked 25k. I ran 8k on Sunday, 7km on Monday and 10k on Thursday. I’m going to try and do a few longer runs on Sunday mornings to help make up the miles. I’m mega excited to be taking part in this challenge and I really hope that I can do it! 1000km is the equivalent to running 47 marathons! Say what!?

I know that this is going to be tough, so I’m going to need a lot of help and support from my running pals. There is such a huge community of runners online and all those endorphins make up a pretty friendly bunch. I’ll share my progress on Twitter as well as following some mega rockstar runners for inspiration. I know that there’ll probably be some days when it’s cold and raining and I don’t feel like running, or times when I’m really busy working and I’ll have to schedule my runs before sunrise. However, I’m determined to give this challenge my all. Of course I’ll be joining my favourite running crew the London Midnight Runners too. I’m sure that their positive energy will help me along every step of the way.


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