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.
1m 31s (10)
2m 15s (20)
2m 18s (30)
2m 03s (40)
2m 38s (50)
2m 21s (60)
2m 45s (70)
2m 39s (80)
1m + 30s each side + 1m on the powerplate
1m 31s (the sore plank)
2m 10s (90)