Juneathon Day 30 – the one that completes it…

It’s the 30th June and I have successfully completed Juneathon. I have run every single day of the month.


Today’s mileage = 3.45

Another run at the park today.

So this blog could have gone one of two ways: a simple ‘done’ and move on; or a ridiculous over the top geeky post.

I went for the later. Although I did stop short of creating a spreadsheet.

Here we go…

Total Juneathon mileage = 164.6

Total days run = 30

Total runs taking in a park = 19

Daily average mileage = 5.49

3+ mile runs = 13

4+ mile runs = 7

5+ mile runs = 3

6+ mile runs = 2

8+ mile runs = 2

10+ mile runs = 2

25+ mile runs = 1

Runs with third favourite nephew = 3

Straight line runs = 1

Spiral runs = 1

Circle runs = 1

Standout out amazing runs = 4

In other news…

Tomorrow is a rest day.

Juneathon Day 29 – the one with the penultimate run…

The 29th day of running in June.

The last but one run.

The run before the last one.

The next to last run.

Just one more run to do.

When it comes to running: one left.

Not sure if it was just all in my head but this evening’s run felt harder than it probably should have done.

If a picture is worth a 1000 words…

It felt endless today.

Today’s mileage = 3.63

Total Juneathon mileage = 161.14

Juneathon Day 28 – the one with all the laps…

So we are getting closer and closer to the end of Juneathon and the prospect of a well earned rest day. Just two days to go.

This morning I headed to Abbey Lawns to do some laps. It was a lovely sunny morning – a bit breezy – but perfect for a run.

Abbey Lawns is the hub of sports in Bourne, a glance around and you’ll see various different sports and clubs:

  • Bourne Town Football Club
  • Bourne Cricket Club
  • Bourne Lawn Tennis Club
  • Bourne Abbots Pétanque Club
  • Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Bourne Town Bowls Club

This morning was a cricket morning, it looked like some sort of cricket match/tournament was taking place. Loads of youngsters all swinging bats and lobbing balls.

Today’s run: loads of laps of Abbey Lawns. I did start counting them, but got slightly confused and totally lost count.

Each lap was roughly 400m so I’m thinking I did about 12-15 laps. As I ran round more and more cricketers and spectators were appearing. The grounds staff were out in force moving cricket nets, cutting grass and rolling the pitch.

On four separate occasions I spotted one of the staff scarpering after his hat that had been blown across the park.

My accompaniment on today’s run: ‘our’ George. A lovely album to run with on such a beautiful morning.

In other news…

Spotted a slightly confusing piece of bench graffiti. Far Bell End??

Today’s mileage = 5.69

Juneathon Total Mileage = 157.51

Juneathon Day 27 – the one with the vegan cereal bars…

It was a slow start to the day followed by a bit a footy. Which, all in all, meant for a late run.

It was after 4pm by the time I ventured out of the house. So the run involved dodging showers, before settling in front of the TV for the mighty Norwich in the FA Cup.

The highlight of the day? ‘Baking with Phil’: Vegan Cereal Bars.

It went something like this…

Mixed a load of dry stuff together in a bowl: rolled oats, sunflower seeds, cranberries, sultanas, dates, apricots and vegan chocolate rice crispies.

Shoved brown sugar, sunflower oil and agave syrup in a saucepan and heated.

Mixed the wet stuff with the dry stuff and put it in a tray.

Whacked it in the oven for half hour.



Today’s mileage = 3.15

Total Juneathon mileage = 151.82

Juneathon Day 26 – the one where it felt pretty good…

The thing with running every day for a month is that there are lots of little 3-milers. The sort of runs where you are just basically going for a run just to get it done. Therefore, sometimes, especially towards the end of the month, it can become a bit of a chore.

That is exactly how this morning’s run started. The plan was to do a little 3 mile bimble early doors just to get Juneathon’s run done.

As it happens it didn’t quite work out like that.

I set off before 9am to avoid the heat, no real idea of a direction. Heading out of town towards Northorpe, the nearest village. Then cut through the lanes to get back. Having completed 3 miles.

But I felt pretty good – although reasonably warm – much cooler than a late afternoon run. I was plugged into ‘Running Commentary’ podcast, was enjoying the episode, so decided to keep going.

I took in the sights at the Wellhead.

Nice tree.

Slightly disappointed to find that whoever was having a kick about last night had just abandoned the ball in the river. It’s only about 18 inches deep – surely worth a paddle to get the ball back.

In other news…here is a pigeon trying to look cool.

Today’s mileage = 5.19

Total Juneathon mileage = 148.67