The ongoing pandemic has created so many challenges for so many people and the second national lockdown here in England put an abrupt end to our race season, with four events still left to run.
The first One Community event that took place in May was a massive success and a huge amount of positivity was created from that one simple idea. We want to end the year on a positive note and give everybody, especially those who had their races cancelled, a chance to end it with something great.
This second One Community event will run from the 23rd - 29th November 2020 with the same overall format as our May 2020 event with one or two additions along the way.
Here are the results and the report from the first edition so you can get a feel for what it is all about.
Centurion Running One Community is a virtual event which takes place over 7 days, starting at 0001 GMT on Monday 23rd November and ending at midnight GMT on Sunday 29th November 2020. The event is for everybody, anywhere in the world, of any age.
You can select any of the target distances you wish from the below, and run that distance in one go, or cumulatively, over the course of the week.
You may submit results in any format via the page here. Enter the time and day on which you started your first run, and then the finish time of your final run. If you do the distance in one go, then the start and finish time of that one run. The system will then calculate your overall time.
The results will show in order of cumulative time, and by category. Categories include gender and age groups. However the primary objective is to complete the challenge you set for yourself and to engage with your friends, family and the Centurion Community by sharing your journey along the way. Age Categories are available all the way from Under 5's to Vet 90 (aside from the 100 mile where categories will be senior and up only)
You must submit your results via the link above before 2359 on Monday 30th November 2020.
Runner A - Louis is 6 years old and running the 5km: Louis is running the 5km, but does so at 1km a day over six days, with a day off in the middle. His cumulative time will be 6:00:00:00 and he will feature in the 5km under 7s category.
Runner B - Nici, 41 years old, running the 5km: Nici wants to try to run the fastest time she can, and nails a 25 minute 5km. Her cumulative time will be 0:00:25:00
Beyond the results/ leaderboard this is about community engagement. We want you to share your runs and journey to your own finish line via any and all channels. You can tag us on facebook, twitter or instagram udner the hashtag #centurioncommunity. Photos are strongly encouraged! We will share what we can and award spot prizes to the best uploads and engagements over the course of the week.
Check out the Community Images page here for all of the shots shared on instagram using the hashtag #centurioncommunity
A look back to last time......
You can register by clicking on the button linked at the top of this page. Registrations are open until the final minutes of the last day!
During registration you are able to register for just you, or an extended group of family or friends as you wish.
The event is open to everybody no matter your location. We hope to see many international runners taking part.
You can also register for the canicross event - Simply select 'yes' during registration to 'running with a dog?' and you will appear in your age group but also the canicross category.
When you sign up you will need to include a shipping address. We will then post out your medal or buckle to you when you finish your event.
In addition to your One Community entry, you can also choose the option to be part of the Re-Run Random Event. If you choose this add-on, you will be contact by Charlotte and Dan at Re-Run and sent out your own unwanted event tee, with added Re-Run stamps. The challenge then is to run that event or an interpretation of it, within your One Community week. 100% of the funds will go to Re-Run to fund their shoe bank - the cost is £10. Here are a couple of examples of what you could get, of course you could end up with a UTMB Gilet....
There are 200 places available for this. Get in fast!
Simply head to the submit results button at the top of the page, and add your details, together with the time you started your first run and the time you finished your (last) run. The system will automatically calculate your finish time and display your result on the leaderboard.
You can run anywhere, anytime. Outside on road, trail, on the treadmill, round your garden, anywhere you like. But please only count sessions where you have actively gone out to add to your distance, not simply steps around the house or as part of your normal day to day movement.
This is an honour based system. If you have a GPX file, link to strava or other training platform then we will ask you to enter that alongside your manual time entry. To be eligible for awards (winners of each distance and each category) you need to upload files as proof of your run(s). However if you don't have access to a watch, phone or other recording device or prefer not to use them - no proof is required to be eligible as a finisher, just enter your times manually.
You can download a high resolution version of this image by Owen Delaney here
*Free Entries to those in need or who have been impacted by the ongoing situation. We have set up a ‘Community’ ticket. These are free entries to the One Community event. Runners have emailed us to say that they’d like to contribute to help others who have suffered loss of income as a result of the ongoing crisis. Those people have made donations, which we have in turn matched so that we have an available pool of funds to be allocated to those who can’t afford to take part but would like to. Please email us here to request access to a private registration link. No explanation is required and none will be asked for, if you email (by clicking here) us we will simply send you a link to be able to register just like anybody else, but at no cost.
Centurion Running coaches James Elson and Robbie Britton recorded a podcast for the first edition of this event (available here). They discuss the different ways to approach the format, and share some tips and advice of things to consider in planning for and running. They focus on the longer distances but there is some food for thought for runners entered into all distances and all abilities.
The two have also put together some sample schedules based around consistency and completing the event as sustainably as possible for the 50 mile and 100 mile distances which are availble here (50 mile) and here (100 mile).