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Run the Solar System

This morning I ran Racelink (Six to Start) and the British Science Association‘s Run the Solar System virtual 10k. It scaled down the solar system to the 10 km length of the run so that as distances were reached new facts and comments were shared about each planet passed between the sun and Neptune. Like the other Six to Start virtual races I’ve done (Zombies, Run!’s 5 virtual races) it was an engaging audio experience.

 Run the Solar System is a 10k ‘virtual race’ which involves journeying across the Solar System from the Sun to Neptune in just 10 kilometres, accompanied by music and audio commentary from science broadcaster Dallas Campbell.

This virtual race was first created for British Science Week 2017 (10-19 March) and is supported by Yakult UK. Now, due to the race’s huge success, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve reopened it. You can download the app and take part wherever you like, whenever you like, with no time limit!

The virtual race will be available to run until June 20, 2018, and I recommend you take advantage of the free entry.

My pace was a bit slower than I would have hoped, but overall I’m happy to have run 10 km in under an hour.

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