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πkm running challenge: 21-day round up

I’m still going! Two-thirds of the way through my epic running binge, and I’ve managed to keep it up every day so far. Since my last round-up on 7th, I’ve run another πkm each day, and my fundraising total is now at 22%, which is over £700 (and if you didn’t notice, that sentence just contained ’22’, ‘over’ and ‘7’).

If I can make it to £1000 before the end of the month, I’ll be pretty pleased! Donate at, or see below for my daily sweaty photos/videos/instagram posts.

Day 8: ran πkm again. Donate to keep me motivated! Lets beat £200π :)

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On the 9th, I thought I’d make use of the mathematical properties of π to do a slightly silly one, and made a video:

Day 12: 4.13km! Another canal run, with a different Steckles (dad), and another accidental overshoot to an anagram of π.

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I also managed to get in a few more joint runs with running companions:

Day 14: π day! Park run with my ace sis-in-law Chrissy! Set off at 3:14pm as well :)

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Day 16: improvised π-ish km route around B'ham NEC, where Zoe (in pink) and I are working at @bigbangfair. #pikmdotrun

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Day 18: really feeling it now. Keep sponsoring and I'll keep running!

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I was also given an amazing gift by maths/knitting fan Linda Pollard, who came to see me perform at a show. She’s written up the knit of these magnificent π/sum gloves on a Ravelry page. I took the opportunity to test out their warmness on my next outdoor run:

Day 20: wrapped up against the cold, with my new gloves! Ten more to go.

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This mild cry for help resulted in plenty of nice replies on Twitter, which has been a real boost – including Aperiodichum Colin Beveridge, who pointed out that my total is around $\pi^4$, a pleasing coincidence.

And of course, today’s effort:

Running continues. Watch this space for a final wrap-up and fundraising total at the end of the month.

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