November 16, 2020
By Nic Clarke
What a fantastic weekend.
I have commentated on MoRun since it first came to Cardiff around 9 years ago, We have had amazing runners and fabulous crowds right from year 1.
Always loads of MoRunMoFun - with fancy dress, great Mo's and even a visit from Mr MOtivator.
Like everything else 2020 meant this year was a virtual run. I decided as I wasn't on commentating duty I would run for the first time ever.
I posted my idea and was delighted to be joined by friends and family as part of TeamMo870. The 870 linked to my ongoing 870 mile Wales Coastal path Challenge, which is also for Movemeber. We were soon up to a Team of 11, all of us planning to run on either the 14th or 15th November, the usual weekend of the Cardiff MoRun.
4 Venues, 3 Countries, 11 Runners, 65 Miles
Due to various lockdowns, and timing issues the Team could not run together so we all linked up via social media to support each other.
First to run was Jane in Taiwan with Kate and Jeremy back in Wales. Then just before 10 I met with Kate, Kerrie, Trudy, Rebekah and Michelle in Cardiff, whilst Rachel joined us in Exmouth. Jon was running on Sunday and Jeremy ran a second 10K with him (Thanks JC)
What an amazing feeling to be running with people, all be it socially distanced and virtual. I n fact we had great social distancing between the UK and Taiwan.
An hour or so after starting everyone had finished their set distance, some doing more than they planned, some doing their first ever 10K and some very glad that their foot held out so they could complete the race.
The comments, photos, support and fundraising effort from TeamMo870 has been fantatsic and I am so grateful to everyone who took part and those who have supported us.
We are already looking at when we can meet to run together again.
Fundraising for Movember
From its early mustachio growing beginning Movember has been about supporting mens health, both Physical and Mental. In 2020, the challenges of mental health are even greater than before. A big thank you for all your donations - if you can support us further
Thank you again
Nic, Kate, Jeremy, Kate, Jon, Jane, Rachel, Trudy, Rebekah, Kerrie and Michelle