The Magathon Countyathon

MAG (noun): A shortened variant of my name

-ATHON (suffix): An activity that continues for an extended period of time
Following the London Marathon, I realised I liked having something to focus on in my running, a challenge to keep me occupied and to get me out for a run at the times I least feel like running. And so, The Magathon Countyathon was born. This is the plan...

The Magathon Countyathon: To run a race in every country in England

The Mission:
1. I will run a race in each of the 48 ceremonial counties of England;
2. The races will be UKA licensed races for which an 'official time' will be recorded;
3. The minimum race distance for the challenge is 5k;
4. In some counties, e.g. Greater Manchester, I will inevitably run more than one race in which case the first race ran will count towards the challenge;
5. During the challenge I will aim to get a new PB on each of my previously ran distances (except for marathon, I'm not planning on a marathon again... oh, and 20 miles... well, you know what I mean!);
6. I will blog about each of the races included in the challenge.

The Magathon Countyathon Map:

Updated: 22nd April 2012



The Magathon Countyathon Races:
Greater Manchester: Bupa Great Manchester Run, 10k, 15th May 2011. DONE (1.02.40)
West Yorkshire: Leeds Abbey Dash, 10k, 20th November 2011 DONE (0.58.11)
Cheshire: Stockport 10, 10 miles, 11th December 2011 DONE (1.40.55)
Greater London: Mornington Chasers Regent's Park 10k, 8th January 2012 DONE (0.58.48)
Lancashire: Great North West Half Marathon, Blackpool, 26th February 2012 DONE (2.14.51)



3 comments:

  1. I await your Essex race and like the fact that my county Essex(not born and bred I hasten to add in case you think I'm an Essex gal) has got its own sign post on your blog. Fantastic challenge hope it fixes your running.

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  2. tee hee... my grandparents live in Clacton-on-Sea, so I know Essex (perhaps a litte too) well! :-)

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  3. Hi - amazingly I thought of this idea over Christmas when I was discussing with someone that I have only about 45 months until I am 40. They suggested I ran in every county in Britain. ERK! Seems like there's quite a bit to do eh!! I will be following your progress intently :) We have plenty of suggestions for Kent.

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