I spotted this challenge on adventurer Alistair Humpher’s Instagram account. Can you run every street within one mile of your home?
It’s a great idea. It fits in with the spirit of lockdown by exercising locally and next to your home while also including a sense of adventure and exploring as you realise that you have never actually ran down the street right next to you.
Not sure if there’s any rules to the challenge (I was too lazy to Google it!) so I’ve invented my own.
You’ll need to join Strava. There may be other ways to record this but this is the one I know.
Sign up for their Summit package – which should be offering one month free.
Remember to diary to cancel the package in 29 days!
Go out for a run then, when you upload it to Strava, you can check “Heatmap” and it will show you where you’ve been. Every time you run, you can update the heat map and it will travel the streets you’ve run along.
Try and run every street within one mile of your house.
And one final rule – it’s cheating to live in a small village where it is a challenge just to find another street…
Oh, and one other rule. Don’t try and run every single street unless you’re Ricky Gates who ran every single street in San Francisco. Keep it local during the lockdown! 🙂