Sowerby Bridge Snails runner completes year-long challenge

When Sowerby Bridge Snails’ runner Su Page went out for a run last March she had no idea that 12 months later, she would reach the staggering milestone of 365 days of consecutive runs.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 8:55 am
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 8:56 am
Su Page

Following the cancellation of the local parkrun, Su went for a run on March 21, 2020 and followed it up with two more, the second her last with friends before lockdown.

She continued to run each day as part of her daily exercise allowance and continued after she was furloughed.

By the time Su returned to work in July, she was determined to continue, taking her running kit to work and changing at the end of the day to run home. The more days she ran, the more it motivated her to keep going, regardless of pace or distance.

Her 365th day corresponded with the National Literacy Trust’s ‘Where’s Wally?’ weekend and fellow club mates David Gee and Julie Clark ran the parkrun route in red and white stripes to support her.

In the last year, Su has covered approximately 1,615 miles and gone through four pairs of trainers. She completed the London and Manchester virtual marathons in one month and raised £365 for charity.