Follow Bryony Gordon's latest 10K challenge
Journalist, author and Mental Health Mates founder Bryony Gordon is taking on an inspiring challenge: 10 days of 10Ks. As the name suggests, she’ll be running 10K every day for 10 days – starting on Saturday 23 April and culminating in a grand finale at the Vitality London 10,000 in central London on Monday 2 May.
Exercise is for everyone
Bryony is using her challenge to show that exercise is for everyone – irrespective of their body shape or experience.
“I want people to see that if I can do it, anyone can,” she says. “You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to get out there and do it! And then, once you’ve done it, you can really say ‘well done – you achieved something today’.”
Bryony won’t be alone in her quest, though – some inspiring people and famous faces are going to be keeping her company across the 10 days.
“One of the people I’m running with is Dr Amit Patel – a bestselling author and disability rights campaigner who is registered blind. I’m going to act as his guide, leading him through Greenwich Park for our 10K.
“Then I’m doing two 10K runs in Richmond Park – one with eight-time London Marathon winner and Paralympic gold medallist David Weir, who trains in there, and another with my friend, the broadcaster Fearne Cotton, who lives round the corner.”
Follow Bryony on her Instagram channel for more details of who else she’ll be running with over the coming days – and if you’d like to get in on the action too, you can…
Join Bryony in the Celebrate You wave
Enter the Vitality London 10,000 and choose to join the Celebrate You wave and you’ll have the pleasure of running with Bryony and the rest of the gang in the last wave of the day.
This means there’s no pressure to achieve a fast time and no fear of being overtaken by faster runners – you’ll be surrounded by likeminded individuals who just want to have fun and celebrate the simple joy of being active. As Bryony says: “The Vitality London 10,000 isn’t about pace or going for a time – it’s just about turning up and enjoying yourself.”
And she’s going to personally make sure that everyone who takes part achieves their goal.
“I’m going to see the last person over the Finish Line on the day, so I have a great excuse to take my 10K nice and slowly – which I think I’ll have earned after doing 90K over the preceding nine days!”
If you want to take part in the Vitality London 10,000 you’ll need to be quick (and we don’t say that often), as entries close at 16:00 on Monday 25 April – so don’t miss out!