Great bling on offer for Nice Work's virtuals
Six of the best to keep you motivated into 2021
Nice Work has the virtual racing scene well-covered with themed events to take us through the lockdown blues into Spring 2021. There are options to record runs from 1K to a full marathon, with something to suit everyone and rewards for all with some of the best bling around.
Already underway but still taking entries – around 250 have signed up so far – is the Hercules Virtual Marathon (01/12/20-21/02/21). This is nothing to do with the son of the Greek god Zeus but the name given to something else that displays incredible strength and stamina – the 1927 Henry Greenlys-built British steam locomotive, still carrying passengers daily on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway in Kent.
Hercules hauled the inaugural train on the RHDR line in July 1927 for a distance of 13.5 miles between Hythe and the Kent coast, so your virtual marathon is the equivalent of a return journey and your 'ticket' will help ensure the survival of this heritage steam railway, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. So buy a ticket and climb aboard for the Hercules Virtual Marathon – you'd be loco not to!
Next down the line is the Winter Warmer over the weekend 6-8 February complete with a woolly hat medal that can be earned with any completed 5K, 10K, or half marathon.
'As Strong As An Ox' virtual has the same three options for a colourful medal to mark the Year of the Ox in the Chinese Zodiac. The runs can be completed anytime over the 15-day Chinese New Year holiday period (12-26 February).
Valentine's Day (13-14 February) virtual provides the ideal opportunity for beginners to fall in love with running at any of four distances from 1K to half marathon with the reward of a bespoke Cupid-style medal. Awards include best couple's time and spot prizes for best Valentine's-themed selfie.
Finally, it's time to go green for St Patrick's Day virtual half marathon, 10K, 5K, or 1K run anywhere between 12-21 March. Your running friends will be green with envy when they see your emerald bling!
Nice Work's current collection concludes with Mother's Day Virtual 10K, 5K, or 1K (13-14 March) with a beautiful, flowery medal and prizes for the winners.
This is just a selection of what those busy Nice Work people have prepared for us, with virtual events set to overlap with real racing as we emerge from lockdown later this year.
For full details visit Nice Work's website here
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