So ladies, who fancies doing the Playtex Moonwalk to raise cash for breast cancer research? I did it a couple of years ago (couldn't this year as had just given birth to the twins) and it was FANTASTIC! 15,000 women and about 1,000 men walking in bras through the night to raise cash. Victoria Wood did a programme on it recently. You walk 26.2 miles (full moon) or 13.1 miles (half moon). Great fun. Fancy it? Anyone?
The full moon is the full walk and the half is half. No bare bottoms (unless you really want to) . It takes place on 18th June and starts and ends at Hyde Park. Don't know how to do links but the website is walkthewalk.org.uk (I think). All the info is there. You need to apply as soon as the applications come out as it is very popular.
I would love to join in, I was only thinking about the moonwalk today! I met Nina Barough in 1999(the organiser of the moonwalk) and promised her I would do it soon. So it's about time I got my wonderbra and trainers on, isn't it.
It's good to start training asap. My friends and I started with a couple of miles twice a week. Then after a couple of weeks we went up to four and five miles. By the time we got up to 10-15 miles we were walking in the evenings. It was a lovely break actually. If you start now, then it doesn't matter what level of fitness you have. Just little and often. Don't be fooled into thinking that you can just walk it, people have before and ached before they were even half way round. It's great fun though and the website offers a training guide. Good trainers and good friends to walk with. That's what worked for me.
register with them and they will send a form out when they are ready. don't be fooled into thinking that you can take your time to send it back. It fills up so quickly that "he who snoozes, loses". Happened to friends of mine last year. When you get your form and fill it in tick the fastest time box, otherwise you'll be languishing behind and not start until about an hour after the first across the line.
Started training for the London Marathon a few years ago but got injured and couldn't do it - then went on to have babies and haven't got round to doing it again. I know this isn't running but I bet it's equally challenging!