Saturday 04 April 2020
It's actually here - the first ever 20in20 in the UK - the TwiT is a go!
In the spring of 2020 Phoenix Running & Global Marathon Challenges are returning with our very popular Ten in Ten (TiT) Run Series; to be held from Saturday 4th April 2020 through to Easter Monday 13th April 2020 and as a special ONE OFF in the year of 2020, were also offering a 20in20 (TwiT) which will run from Saturday 4th April, all the way to Thursday 23rd April.
As the name suggests this is a series of 20 consecutive running events held over 20 consecutive days where you choose - from 5km to 10k, half to marathon to ultra, you can complete as many, or as few, laps as you like each day. The laps will based around our standard 5.3km, 3.28 mile, out and back, series of routes along the beautiful River Thames and are held on UKA/IAAF measured and certified routes. The runs are 5, 6 or 7 hour timed events, dependant on distance entered, and we welcome absolutely all abilities of runner - complete one lap on any day and you're both a finisher for that day and a winner in our eyes, or keep going and see how far you can go in the full time limit. Then come back and do it all over again and again and again and again and again - you get the idea
The Phoenix Twenty in Twenty Series will be based from our Thames Path location in Walton on Thames (postcode KT12 2JB), running in parallel to the Ten in Ten, where the Weir Pub (right on the start finish line) lays on a special daily 'runners breakfast' and there are plenty of accommodation options nearby including camping. We use two routes from this location for the TiT & TwiT and we plan to alternate the route day-to-day to mix things up a bit as well as potentially adding up to 2 extra routes (TBC). Our aid station or 'tuck shop' is famous for all its sweet and savoury goodies, so you won't go hungry!
What makes the Phoenix Twenty in Twenty so special?
Well, firstly this is a 'one off' for 2020, so it won't be happening again.
It's also worth noting that the 20in20 should in no way detract from the 10in10. These are both truly amazing events in their own right.
As we hope you've come to expect from us, we're going to be doing something rather special and unique to us on the 'bling' front.
For those looking to complete all 20 days we're got a rather lovely set of Phoenix 'Fortitude' medals for you. These are, of course, our usual BIG and bold bling at 130mm (goes without saying really that we wouldn't compromise on size, and they are 'two part' medals. So each day you get a different coloured Phoenix with a 'conquest sword' or 'Knights helmet' in its claws and each day you receive a new conquest sword or helmet taking you on a personal running journey to becoming Unbelievable and overcoming the Impossible!.
Day 1 - The Fortitude Sword
Day 2 - The Gauntlet Sword
Day 3 - The Dauntless Sword
Day 4 - The Resolute Sword
Day 5 - The Perseverance Sword
Day 6 - The Adversity Sword
Day 7 - The Intrepid Sword
Day 8 - The Indomitable Sword
Day 9 - The Unbreakable Sword
Day 10 - The Invincible Sword
Day 11 - The Undaunted Knights Helmet
Day 12 - The Staunch Knights Helmet
Day 13 - The Valorous Knights Helmet
Day 14 - The Hardship Knights Helmet
Day 15 - The Tenacious Knights Helmet
Day 16 - The Gallant Knights Helmet
Day 17 - The Audacious Knights Helmet
Day 18 - The Insuperable Knights Helmet
Day 19 - The Unbelievable Knights Helmet
Day 20 - The Impossible Knights Helmet
What do the Phoenix medals look like?
What do the Conquest Swords look like?
What else do I get?
And as if that wasn't enough - for those completing all 20 days, on day 10 you get a bespoke A4 wooden Finishers Plaque - it's awesome! You can detach your daily achievement swords from the main Phoenix medals and display them on the Finishers Plaque!
And what else?
Oh and did we mention that all TwiT finishers in the Half-Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon Categories get a FREE Global Marathon Challenges 20in20 Technical Finishers T-Shirt - because you've earned it!
Here's an example of the kind of thing we're talking about (see the ten in ten shirts below), but it's worth noting that the TwiT shirt artwork will be a closely guarded secret until much, much nearer the time!
Registration opens from 8.30am each day