The PB Challenge : Two Weeks To Go Update!


I hope, as ever, that this finds you safe and well.

With two weeks to go I wanted to give you all an overview of the plans for July 4th. Please do get back to me if you have any thoughts on how the plans could be improved – and please also feel free to adapt them so that they work for you wherever you are around the world!

Firstly, I wanted everyone to be aware that we’re going to start in London at 4pm UK time – rather than 5pm – with the aim of finishing by 6.30pm. The reason is that we have more London participants than originally envisaged – which is great news! (Pls see below for London’s schedule.)

If you’re outside London – whether that be in the US, Cameroon, Lebanon, Burkina Faso, Italy, elsewhere in the UK, wherever – then, if possible, it would be great if we could do everything ‘together’ i.e. between 4 and 6.30 pm UK time. However, if that’s too late or too early for your part of the world, then please go for whatever time on July 4th suits you best!

Wherever and whenever you start – and whatever you do – please send us lots of pics and vids so we can put them into the film of the day! And look out for the promo which should be out next week (thank you to everyone who’s sent in clips)!


I will be sending out detailed information next week to everyone who may be participating or spectating in London.

However, I thought it might be helpful to have a sense of the schedule at this stage. The key thing to note is that, while the track currently allows up to 50 people on the facility at any one time, I think this is too many to have running on the (6 lane) track at one time. We will therefore be participating in ‘waves’ of 10-15 people and starting at 4pm rather than 5pm. Hope that works for everyone!

The current schedule is as follows

15.50-16.00 Arrival

16.00 Wave 1 : Half the 5k runners + those who can’t make another time

16.30 Wave 2 : Half the 5k runners + those who can’t make another time

17.05 Mass plank

17.15 Wave 3 : 10k runners + those who can’t make another time

18.30 Finish

19.00 After party either at the pub or back at ours (depending on the then relevant lock down restrictions.)

Who’s in which wave (you’ll be able to change), plans for walkers, where to warm up etc etc will be in the detailed note I’ll send round next week.

Please bring a picnic / refreshments and arrive early & stay late to cheer on all the participants!!

About Run the World

I'm running 10 km in every country in the world - a total of 205 countries - by the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. I'm doing the Run the World challenge to promote the benefits of sport and physical activity and to raise money for cancer research following the death of my mother from cancer. If you'd like to donate to Cancer Research - - then I know they'd be very grateful.
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