Virtual Marathons

Who even knew what a virtual marathon was at the start of this year? Now, we are all familiar with the concept of running independently and having our performances measured by our GPS enabled watches. New York, Boston, London, Comrades have all run virtual events. The recently completed Melbourne Marathon Festival was also virtual for all its distances, and more than 5000 people completed one of the distances offered.

Spartans have approached this challenge in different ways, and we have decided that we will honour these runs by allowing the Spartans the opportunity to share their experiences.

Recent newsletters contained descriptions of virtual marathons:

  • Sally Buckingham, with her daughter and dog, ran from home to Myrtleford;
  • Brian Glover ran the virtual Great Ocean Road marathon early in the year;

We have a couple of other contributions in the pipeline, but please, send us yours! It doesn’t have to be polished, our editorial staff will work with you if that’s what you’d like.