2021 in 2021

Resolution time! Who is up for the 2021 in 2021 challenge? Will you go for 2021 miles, or like me will 2021km be the target?

Over the last few years as we have risen to the challenge of 2014 in 2014 up to 2020 in 2020, my trivia knowledge has improved enormously with interesting facts posted matching either the number left or the number completed. Look back at the previous threads for ideas.

On a personal note I turn 67 in a couple of days and have managed the challenge most years: if I can do it, you can! A bit of a close shave some years but the challenge was a major motivator in keeping the training going. You will hopefully find the thread a positive support! All are most welcome!

So, to put some figures on the 2021 in 2021 challenge:

To achieve 2021 kms, or miles, you would need to average 5.54 kilometres or miles a day for the 365 days! That averages out at 38.75 km  per week, which converting from kilometres is 24.08 miles a week.

If you work in kms, like I do, you need to average 8.92km  a day or 62.44km  per week to achieve the 2021 miles.

On average about 168.4km or miles per month!

2021 miles is 3252.48k; 2021k is 1255.79 miles

If the targets are too easy for you, why not see how quickly you can get there? 


Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
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  • Well, I've just done 2020 miles for 2020. It was rough on my body, I won't lie, but let's see what happens. If I'm struggling with injury, I can always downgrade to kms, eh?
  • Good thinking, Cal!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • Cal, if you round down your figures you are doing yourself a disservice! If you rounded down 100 metres every day that would be 36.5 more kilometres! If you round down half a mile each time you run, and you run 300 times in a year, that is 150 miles! Just saying!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    I'm in for the km 🥳
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    I think I'm in but definitely k's. I managed 2020 and then some. We'll see ..
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • Big_GBig_G ✭✭✭
    I'm in....although I'm iced in here today and can't run today, so I'm behind already ;)  

    Happy New Year everyone.
  • mussesseinmussessein ✭✭✭
    Happy New Year all!

    I'm in for km's, too. I'd love to come up with an annual elevation challenge, but all the options I can think of either seem too easy, or impossible. Maybe I'll have to settle for 2021m a month - which is definitely a commitment to including hills regularly, but nothing too crazy.

    Started off the year with a very fun run through the woods. To avoid people, I took some of the less trodden paths, through branches, over ditches, logs and other obstacles. The result was ducking, diving, leaping, some fancy footwork, and a few slips and slides where I was lucky to stay upright! I love looking at stats on runs like these: 250 max cadence and max vertical oscillation of 20cm (which I'm pretty proud of!) today for instance.

    I left through the woods at the bottom of appropriately named Hell Hill, and did a couple of reps, which were tougher than I remembered! I tried to judge what I thought was a steady effort, but Strava reckons GAP was below 4:00min/k on that stretch, which makes me feel better about the heart rate. After that, on to another park for a little loop and back home. 

    8km and 150m elevation gain in all. 

    8 is considered to be a lucky number in many Asian cultures, symbolising various things like prosperity, good fortune, heaven and the infinite nature of the universe. 

    The square of any odd number (except one), minus one is always divisible by eight, a mathematically provable fact.


  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    Is that Hell Hill in Dulwich? I've been up that bastard a few times.
    Today's run was a tour of the nastiest hills around Streatham, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Ended up doing a half, so lucky 13 for me.
  • mussesseinmussessein ✭✭✭
    Indeed, although I would say it's in Sydenham  ;)
  • chamolkchamolk ✭✭✭
    I'll join again this year, and for now I'll say km, though I might change my mind if things are going to plan, and I tend to work in miles anyway

    Had intended doing this for 2020, but a combination of lockdown (busy at work) and appendicitis meant the middle 6 months of the year didn't really go to plan. Think I ended up just under 1500km.

    Last month or so, doing about 40 miles per week, so we'll see how it goes this time.

    6k today, only 2015 to go. In 2015, the Hatton Garden Heist happened, and the BBC fired Jeremy Clarkson 
  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    mussessein - well it's opposite the station, yes. I'm not sure at what point Dulwich Woods become Sydenham Woods, really.
    Do you run up Rock Hill? That one's much shorter but by god is it steep!

    A four mile recovery run for me today, which brings me to 17. Which happens to be the date of my birthday (in June).
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Looks like a decent start to the year, Cal

    Reasonable here, also: now on 2006 to go. In 2006 Howard Grubb revised his WAVA talbes. Don't know where we would be without those! A big incentive for me, for one!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • Big_GBig_G ✭✭✭
    I've made a start, so 2014 to go.  2014 was the year that the Winter Olympics were held in Sochi, Russia.

    (alehouse, I run my club's Club Championship and I have quite a complicated spreadsheet that makes use of those tables.  Well, the spreadsheet wasn't used much in 2020 and it's not been populated for 2021, with no races!).
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Out of interest Big_G, do you use Howard Grubb's 2015 version? Several lots of tables out there which seem to vary by a few decimal points.
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • Big_GBig_G ✭✭✭
    alehouse, we're using an older version currently - I haven't got the club's laptop to hand, but from memory we're using 2006 data (my own laptop is a MacBook, and the spreadsheet doesn't work on that so I can't double check).  Updating the sheet to use the latest data is one of the things I've not yet got around to!
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Thanks Big-G!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    edited January 3
    Tiny start for me as I'm easing back in post covid
    I've done 6.4k so 2014 to go

    3 January – strong winds and high tides bring flooding to large parts of Western England, Wales and Scotland
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    20k done, 2001 to go. 

    2001 was of course a film title: 2001: A Space Odyssey. Released in 1968, even before the first moon landing, it has been described as a game changer in the cinema world. 
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    Two runs so far, 27.5 km.

    So 1998 to go. Seems like very recent history. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was released and the Euro became a currency.
  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    My first official long run of the year...16. That takes me to 33, so I'm officially a Long Player.
  • mussesseinmussessein ✭✭✭
    10.5km to take me to 18.5...  Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 was originally conceived as Catch-18, a reference to the number 18's symbolism in Hebrew. It was renamed to avoid confusion with another war novel, Mila 18.
  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    Six mile plod today which takes me to 39. Also the number of steps in the novel by John Buchan, which has also been filmed four times.
  • mussesseinmussessein ✭✭✭
    7.5km yesterday and 6.5km today give me 1988 to go. This week in 1988, Wet Wet Wet went top of the charts with Angel Eyes (Home and Away)
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    40 km completed, so 1981 to go. 

    In 1981 the first London Marathon took place with just over 6000 finishers.
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    A hilly 14 miler today brings me to 53, which just so happens to be my age.
  • 30.76 miles done so 1990.24 to go

    In 1990
    Namibia gains independence from South Africa

  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    It's going to be a slow build up this year for me, hope I get there, so far 17 k done
    Leaves 2003k
    • 12 January – Maurice Gibb, musician and singer-songwriter (born 1949); died in the United States of America
    • He was only 53 😢
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • Big_GBig_G ✭✭✭
    Rest day from running today, but 44 miles done so far, with 1977 left.

    In 1977, the Ford Fiesta goes on sale in the UK.  
    +44 is the international dealing code for the UK.


  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    Wabo, that is sad - that's my age. I'm most definitely not ready to go for a good long while.

    6 this morning, taking me to 59 with 1962 to go. Dr No, the first James Bond film (if you discount Niven's Casino Royale) aired this year with the late Sean Connery in the lead role.
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