There are 120 different localities, neighbourhoods, villages and towns within a radius of about 7 miles from our usual meeting spot at Staffordshire University. And within those localities, there are some special landmarks that mean something to us. We've picked 12 of those.
So during August, we are challenging ourselves as a club (or individually if you are feeling particularly adventurous) to complete a run in each location and also stop off for a selfie at each of the special landmarks too. You can download a checklist here
The 120 localities are listed below... any that you don't recognise?
- Mow Cop Castle
- The Trees in Central Forest Park
- The Bandstand in Hanley Park
- Stanley Matthews Statue at Bet 365 Stadium
- The Clocktower in Tunstall
- The Big Blue Wheel at Apedale
- Wedgwood Memorial on Bignall Hill
- Chatterley Whitfield
- Onwards and Upwards Fenton Monument
- Park Hall Country Park
- Harecastle Tunnel / Trent and Mersey Canal
- Arnold Bennett Statue at the Potteries Museum
A landmark or locality you've never visited before for a run
A route taking you to at least 6 different localities
A route between two landmarks
A route where you can spell out a word with the first letter of each locality
Go East to West or North to South - how many localities can you pass through in 60 minutes from your front door.
Go off road - pick a locality and find a trail run
Complete a special running session - hill reps in Heron Cross, fartlek in Festival Park, speed work in Sneyd Green or a tempo run in Trentham, progression run at Park Hall
We also have our 5k relay challenge taking place over the weekend of 8th/9th August - once you know who is in in your team, why not work out a plan to tick off as many different localities as you can. Bonus prizes will be available.
And if you come up with a challenge of your own, don't forget to share it.