invest in Ethereum Classic We LOVE running. And the best experiences are the ones shared. In December 2014 we brought some #AdventRunning love to the nation – in fact the globe. 25 runs in 25 days for all abilities and fitness levels, shared and connected via social media and London based events.
#FALLINLOVE with running. We love to run. And we believe in what you put in is what you get out – in running and in life. After December we just kept on running. AdventRunning turned into AR Collective – a free run community that aims to keep people running and motivated throughout the year. Virtually and through London based fun events and races. Founded in 2014 and led by James Poole and Claudia Schroegel – both avid ultra runners and qualified Triathlon coaches under British Triathlon Federation.
We are more than ever outside to explore. Our regular events include: TUE track session, FRI beigel run before sunrise, SAT special events like #runforcoffee or #runforbeer, SUN long runs. Every other Friday we organise a Night Trail run called 'reclaim darkness'. We guarantee a lighthearted approach to all things running – so if you are a beginner or a seasoned ultra runner who wants to reach new heights – we have something for everyone. Including sound coaching along the way.
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25/25 – Feeling so accomplished! Thank you everyone in this group for the inspiration and the laughs!!Sarah-Sally W., USA
Never thought I would make it to be honest. Huffed, puffed, whinged, moaned and made 1000’s of excuses in the 1st two weeks. But as the days went on anticipation, enjoyment and a quiet happiness crept in.
Thank you so much to all my fellow Advent Runners across the globe. Without you I would not be where I am today. Slogging it out on the treadmill every day is finally a battle I look forward to. Total km – 125km.Kym F., Australia
I am so proud to have made it through 25 days of running! Thank you #adventrunning and Claudia and James for this amazing challenge and everybody who was in this with me. There were days with pouring rain and mornings after 4 hours of sleep when I could not believe myself that I was actually stepping out of my door for a run. This was just what I needed to get back into running after my knee surgery earlier this year! Have a great 2015 everybody!Katharina H,. Germany
I wanted to say a big thank you to Claudia & James and the rest of the Advent Running community for a brilliant December. Advent Running has done absolute wonders for my running motivation (and discipline!), and it’s been exactly what I needed to get my marathon training back on track. (read more here http://goultrafit.com/2014/12/31/the-right-kind-of-stick/).Jo C., Glasgow
Well, Advent Running has really made a difference for me!Steve H,. UK
Set a new 5km PB yesterday, followed by a new 10km PB today!
This has been a amazing experience, meeting so many awesome people (in ‘real’ life and online) and running more in 25 days than when I trained for my last marathon. Thanks so very much to James Poole and Claudia Schroegel for being the inventors, inspiration and daily encouragement behind this challenge.
And thanks to everyone on the FB group for the daily stories, pictures, likes and comments that were daily confirmation that dragging myself around in the cold at strange times of the day or night was exactly what I should be doing!Darryl S., London
Day 25 of AdventRunning was really special – my 10 year anniversary of running! A decade ago my Dad persuaded me out on Christmas Day for a mile shuffle down the road that would become life changing. Advent Running has made me fall in love with it all over again and completing my 100th mile of the challenge with my pa made it extra special!
Thanks James Poole and Claudia Schroegel for an amazing movement!Gemma B., London
adidas have made some bold claims this year. If you launch a product and tell the World that it’ll give them the best something – in this case, a shoe that will give you “your greatest run ever” – then you better deliver on your promise. The good news for runners everywhere is that adidas is pulling out the stops in 2015 to prove it. Why do I think this? Exhibit A: The Energy Takeover Apart from a brief but…
Written by guest blogger Chris Spencer – After a short period of time googling ‘caffeine and running’ prior to attempting to write something on the subject myself – I soon discovered that there is no shortage of information available to back up the claim that coffee will improve your running performance. More specifically, caffeine helps you run faster and farther! Perhaps that’s why every early group run I’ve been part of this year has a pot brewing beforehand! It seems to…
It’s a staggering fact but a sub-4 minute mile hasn’t been run on UK roads in 28 years. But 2015 could be the year to change that says Tom Snow, Race Director of the Amba Hotels City of London Mile. During last night’s launch event at the recently converted and rather stunning Amba Hotels Charing Cross a select group of runners (I know, why on earth was I there?) were given a taster of the plans for the second City of…
Written by Claudia Schroegel – Afternoon craving with your afternoon tea? Big session coming up? Quick recovery snack after your workout? On the run but don’t want to compromise your healthy eating habits? Then these little helpers might be just right for you. I first got introduced to raw energy bites through a friend a couple of years back. UpRaw energy bites based in London fuelled most of my runs, rides and gym sessions. Sol, the creator of UpRaw, himself…
Written by James Poole – The launch of the Adidas Ultra Boost has prompted me to pull my finger out and write a short review about my experience running in the Adidas Adizero Prime Boost. Given this shoe has been out since April last year, I am late to the party and as such I will eschew with all the various tech talk around the Boost midsole and Primeknit upper. Let’s be honest, there are plenty of shoe reviews out…
Written by Claudia Schroegel – You are what you eat Or maybe you just eat because you love food. Do you run better when you eat better? How do you define better in the first place? It works for you, does it work for me though? I’m allergic to, intolerant of… I’m vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian. Paleo, juicing, detoxing, full fat, no fat, uff. Let’s stop this madness. You choose how you want to live. Being vegan doesn’t necessarily mean…
Written by James Poole – On 6 December last year in Placer High Campus, Auburn, CA, USA my name was drawn out of a ‘hat’. The draw took place on Saturday at 8:30am PST with little fanfare. I wasn’t even there. The significance of this is that this was the lottery draw for the grand-daddy of ultra-marathons; the birthplace of hundred mile runs and arguably the most prestigious race in running. This was the draw for the Western States 100 Endurance…
It's important to us that people know that we are just two runners loving the outdoors, running and doing this for fun. Not some big marketing campaign for the 'Man'. So here we are. Running for miles, running for smiles. Hoping to inspire others to get out and run. Change is just one thought away.
5 times Ironman Finisher
XNRG Vanguard Way 2013 – 1st
XNRG Cotswold Challenge 2013 – 1st
Endurance Life Classic Quarter 2014 – 3rd
Go Beyond Ultra Thames Path 50 2014 – 4th
Endurance Life CTS Sussex Marathon 2015 – 6th
Centurion Running North Downs Way 2012 – 10th
White Rose Ultra 60m 2014 – 19th
Race to the Stones 100km 2014 – 20th
Centurion Running Thames Path 100m 2014 – 21st
Go Beyond Ultra Country to Capital 2010 – 21st
UTMB (TDS) 2014 – 46th
UTMB (TDS) 2013 – 67th
Helsinki Marathon 2014 – 3:02
Berlin Marathon 2014 – 2:59
Chicago Marathon 2014 – 3:12
Boston Marathon 2015 – 2:56
Western States Endurance Run 2015
Triathlon & Mental Performance Coach
Reykjavik Marathon 2013 – 7th 3:28
Boston Marathon 2014 – 3:26
Helsinki Marathon 2014 – 3:34
Berlin Marathon 2014 – 3:28
Boston Marathon 2015 – 3:19
London Marathon 2015 – 3:23
70.3 Ironman Wimbleball UK – 2013
70.3 Ironman Mallorca Spain – 2014
Endurance Life CTS Gower Ultra 34m – 2013
3rd Female White Rose Ultra 60m – 2014
UTMB TDS – 2015
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