2013 #Plankathon: Part 1

Back in January I used planking as my Janathon activity in an effort to start building my core strength.  Whilst stretching my planking time I also came across a guy by the name of Brendon Birch through Twitter.  Brendon, aka lehorse1, is a member of Absolute Triathlon Club in Nottingham and set himself a running challenge to raise money for the Karen Green Foundation.

Brendon’s challenge caught my eye, having completed my own 12 month running challenge in March 2012.  Brendon’s challenge was a whole different story though – a huge step up from the 1,101km I covered.  Brendon has challenged himself to run at least 5km every day of 2013 to cover a minimum of 3,000km.  So as a small gesture of support I decided to carry on my Janathon planking in the form of my very own challenge: 2013 Plankathon!

It’s simple – just a plank every day in 2013.

So while I’m planking away, please think of Brendon and his running challenge.  Follow him on Twitter, subscribe to his blog and if you’re inspired then I’m sure he’d appreciate a donation to his fundraising efforts (no matter what size).  If you can’t afford to donate then why not donate a tweet and spread the word about his challenge.

For anyone who’s interested, below are my plank times from the first 90 days of 2013.  The asterisks show which times set a new personal best.

January
1m 02s*
1m 05s*
1m 10s*
1m 15s*
1m 26s*
1m 32s*
1m 35s*
1m 40s*
1m 21s
1m 31s (10)
1m 52s*
2m 04s*
1m 32s
1m 52s
1m 22s
1m 46s
2m 22s*
2m 34s*
2m 06s
2m 15s (20)
2m 08s
2m 36s*
2m 08s
1m 49s
1m 32s
2m 04s
2m 12s
1m 42s
3m 02s*
2m 18s (30)
2m 35s

February
2m 00s
2m 02s
2m 05s
2m 11s
2m 18s
2m 23s
2m 02s
2m 41s
2m 03s (40)
2m 14s
2m 42s
3m 05s*
2m 18s
2m 32s
2m 27s
2m 36s
2m 39s
2m 32s
2m 38s (50)
3m 11s*
2m 23s
2m 20s
2m 05s
3m 18s*
3m 25s*
2m 42s
2m 31s
2m 32s

March
2m 21s (60)
2m 06s
2m 20s
2m 39s
2m 42s
3m 01s
3m 03s
3m 34s*
3m 03s
2m 13s
2m 45s (70)
3m 04s
2m 32s
2m 01s
2m 21s
2m 01s
2m 06s
2m 32s
2m 38s
2m 11s
2m 39s (80)
2m 05s
2m 00s
2m 33s
2m 52s
1m + 30s each side + 1m on the powerplate
1m 31s (the sore plank)
2m 03s
2m 06s
2m 09s
2m 10s (90)

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2 thoughts on “2013 #Plankathon: Part 1”

  1. Hi mate sorry for the delay in commenting on this (Easter break) Thank you again for your support it is sooo much appreciated. You are doing an amazing job with your planks do you have an idea in mind in regards to a PB at the end of this.

    1. You’re welcome – I’m just happy to do something to help support your challenge. Not sure on the PB – I got to over 3 and a half minutes (once) but I’m struggling to get back up there!

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