The Platelet Society Committee had a great idea for a challenge, to draw up a route that would take us from one members lab to the next, initially in the UK, so that we can collectively walk, run or cycle around the whole route within a month. Realising that this wasn’t a hard enough challenge we extended the route to visit Milan for a virtual ISTH meet up.
Well we did this and its only 4446 Km!
So – here is the challenge. We want all Platelet Society members to log their daily exercise walk, run or cycle between the dates of the 11th May and the 8th June. You can also record distance on an exercise bike or treadmill. Friends and Families are also welcome to take part. And if we manage to do this then we plan to visit Milan, where the ISTH congress was to be held this year, so there are plenty of miles to go around!
UPDATE – We have absolutely smashed our way to Milan. So much so, that we have decided to head back to Reading for a celebratory pint. Find out how we did in weeks 1 – 3 here.
Ways to get involved
- On Strava – join our club with the following link – https://www.strava.com/clubs/645518 to automatically start logging your exercise.
- By manually entering the distance travelled into this form – https://bit.ly/platelet-linkup which you can do daily or weekly.
The key purpose is to have some fun together but we hope we can raise some money to support training of our Early Career researchers along the way. If you or your friends and family would like to support our ‘athletes’ then please visit our Kindlink page – https://www.kindlink.com/fundraising/The-Platelet-Society/labtolab2020.
So sign up, spread the word and get exercising to virutally link up our members labs!