TWELVE DAYS OF SMILEY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE 2016
b) Mileage Points – to get these you need to run at least the miles ascribed to the subject. Eg, Three French Hens awards 3 points for including the segments in a run of at least 3 miles. Ten Lord a-Leaping allows 10 points for including the segment in a run of at least 10 miles. Etc. (see table)
•To get Segment Points you just need to cross the start and finish of a segment. You may run each segment as often as you like and will earn points for every time you pass through the beginning or end of the segment within the challenge period. You do not need to notify me that you’ve done it; I can extract your comings and goings from my all-seeing knowledge! There are NO POINTS FOR FAST RUNNING!!!
•To get Mileage Points, you MUST complete a Google form which tells me how far your run was. You only need to do this when your run is long enough to earn the points eg. Seven Swans a Swimming earns 7 mileage points if it’s done during a run of 7 miles or more. If the run is less than 7 miles you only get the automatic segment points. I will email all Smiley members with a number that is unique to you (its the same as use for Smiley Mileys just to keep it easy!) that you'll need to use on the form .
•As this is a challenge set at the time of year when folk are at their daftest, I am prepared to award bonus points for evidence showing you have entered into the spirit of the challenge….. over to you….!
Completing the challenge points:
• If you get on ALL of the segments at least once, you will earn an extra 40 points
• NO, I will not allow more than one lot of mileage points on the same run (eg. If you ran the Two Turtle Doves and the Ten Lord a Leaping on the same 10+ mile run, I will only allow you to have the 10 mileage points for the Lords). However, you do need to make sure that you click on the right / highest scoring segment on the form to tell me.
• No runs count until 17 November!
• Go on then.... 50 points for doing the whole lot in one go!!
For many runners this is the easiest period of the year; post-Autumn races and pre-Spring training (get ready for Smiletastic 2017). It’s the time when you can indulge yourself in some fun running. So this is an individual challenge which should give you something to have fun and focus on as an excuse for getting out of preparing for Christmas. It is NOT intended as a "motivation to run" challenge so there are no teams - though there’s nothing stopping you doing it with other people or your family and no pace restrictions. You don’t even HAVE to run it! Walk, run, skip, jog, hop, crawl… As long as its on Strava as a run it will count..