Kirsty smashes 365-day running challenge to complete 1,380 miles!

Kirsty smashes 365-day running challenge to complete 1,380 miles!

Kirsty Agnew


Congratulations to Kirsty Agnew, our Clinical Services Lead, who has covered 1,380 miles by running every day for a year!

Kirsty set herself the 365-day challenge after successfully running every day for 100 days during lockdown. Once that was achieved, she set her eyes on a bigger goal.

“Running for 100 days was a great personal achievement,” she explains, “so I decided to see if I could go further. I challenged myself to run every day for a whole year, so continuously for 365 days. I’m so pleased I did it! It was hard work sometimes but having that goal really helped motivate me to make sure I didn’t miss a day, even when I didn’t feel like running. It also helped improve my mental health, as running gives me space to think. I always feel so much better when I’ve been for a run out in the fresh air.”

 

 

Meticulous running log

To keep her focused, Kirsty maintained a running log using white boards. She meticulously recorded the distance she ran every day, whether it was just 1 mile, 5 miles or more, all the way up to 26 miles when she ran the Manchester Marathon. Kirsty ended her challenge by running a final 5k Park Run in Teignmouth in Devon on the very last day. In total, she ran exactly 1,380.5 miles in 365 days!

 

 

 

365 International Runners Streak Association

With her achievement, Kirsty also qualified for recognition by the 365 International Runners Streak Association, which is run by Streak Runners International and the United States Running Streak Association. Their official definition of a running streak is: “to run at least one mile (1.61 kilometres) within each calendar day. Running may occur on either the roads, a track, over hill and dale, or on a treadmill.”

You can see Kirsty’s name on their website under ‘retired streaks’ at www.runeveryday.com/uk_retired_streaks.php. Incidentally, the list is topped by a famous local runner, Ron Hill from Hyde, who ran every day for 52 years – so continuously for 19,032 days.

That’s another challenge for Kirsty maybe!

Physio Matters Oldham Manchester