Friday, 20 March 2020

Corona Challenge


This is Marathon not a Sprint

In the last few days there has been a deluge of social media communication, more WhatsApp group chats than I can shake a stick at, and countless hours of interviews and news stories. My head hurts and my eyes are bleeding from all the screen time.

Initially I was feeling left behind, surely I should be doing more for RunningSpace, more for friends and family, more for the local community, more for my town, MORE for my WORLD!!! But then I remembered: this is a marathon and not a sprint, and I used to be pretty good at those.

What’s the secret of getting to the end of a marathon and finishing strong?


  • Pacing. Don’t set off too quickly, enjoy the ride, wave at spectators, don’t freak out if others seem to be going past you. In fact, give them a smug smile, knowing that you will probably overtake them at mile 22.
  • Eyes on the prize. Fix your eyes on the bigger goal, a strong finish.

RunningSpace is about relationship through running, suicide prevention, faith, and supporting each other to live life in all its fullness. In the rush to start this Coronavirus Marathon, lets pace ourselves,  let’s run the race with perseverance, and let's all finish together, stronger.

We are putting together a strategy so that no one gets left behind, and no one gets left out. We want to get it right, so please bare with us while we work out the details of the RunningSpace Corona Challenge.

If you want to take part, if you want to join us for the first time, or if you simply want to find out more, please complete this 4 question survey so that we can keep you in the loop.

In the mean time, keep on running, keep on talking, keep on looking out for each other, as always!

Come and run with us, it might just change your life.

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