It's actually here - the first ever 20in20 in the UK - the TwiT is a go!
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 youï¿½re 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 ï¿½tuck shopï¿½ is famous for all its sweet and savoury goodies, so you wonï¿½t go hungry!
What makes the Phoenix Twenty in Twenty so special?
Well, firstly this is a 'one off' for 2020, so it wonï¿½t be happening again.
Itï¿½s 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 youï¿½ve come to expect from us, weï¿½re going to be doing something rather special and unique to us on the 'bling' front.
For those looking to complete all 20 days weï¿½re got a rather lovely set of Phoenix ï¿½Fortitudeï¿½ medals for you. These are, of course, our usual BIG and bold bling at 130mm (goes without saying really that we wouldnï¿½t compromise on size, and they are ï¿½two partï¿½ medals. So each day you get a different coloured Phoenix with a ï¿½conquest swordï¿½ or ï¿½Knights helmetï¿½ 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 Hel