Another Hundred

Running alongside the Virtual Y 100 Sir Fynwy is another virtual challenge.

Started at the beginning of May, the LDWA is also running the Coronavirus 100 Challenge. To be honest, it got off to a bit of a shaky start with some confusion over what counted as valid miles.

It was decided that the miles covered during ONE HOUR of daily exercise would count with the objective of walking (or running) one hundred miles in May. One hundred divided by teh thirty one days gives just over 3.2 miles every day.

A spreadsheet was created into which participants could enter their daily one hour’s worth.

Of course, making the spreadsheet public meant that the inevitable ‘teething problems’ occurred with people messing with the layout and format – hence the BOLD RED warning at the top !

Also, a few people had trouble with the concept of ONE HOUR per day. Coincidentally, the main spreadsheet specifies the first hour whereas the supporting instructions sheet is a bit more lenient and allows AN HOUR …

The rules are simple. Add your name and local group to the spreadsheet in the next available row. Then each day log how far you have walked or run (to the nearest tenth of a mile) during an hour of your regular daily exercise into the spreadsheet in the appropriate column, be it round your garden, on a local route or on a treadmill. You will see your cumulative total totting up next to your name and group. At the end of May all participants will receive a Certificate showing the distance they have covered.

For me, with dog walks taking up a fair proportion of my daily exercise, the first hour, when the dogs are normally walked, would normally be slower than subsequent hours sans doggies. I fall into the AN HOUR camp so some days I have logged as much as 4.3 miles whereas dog only days could be as low as 2.8.

I walked my hundredth mile for this challenge on Thursday with an uneventful local walk with the dogs.

Tomorrow (Sunday) is the last day of the challenge so I should be able to add another four point something.

LDWA Coronavirus 100 Challenge
 DAILY MILEAGE   4.1
 TOTAL MILEAGE   108.7
# WALK 1000 MILES in 2020
DAILY MILEAGE   13
ANNUAL MILEAGE   1148

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