Jantastic 2013 starts the first Monday in January. That is MONDAY 7th JANUARY 2013.
Week 1 of Jantastic runs Monday 7th - Sunday 13th January. You will be able to log runs that you complete in week 1 from Monday 7th through to 0800 GMT Tuesday 15th. Any runs you complete prior to Monday 7th won't count for Week 1 (but are good practise!). Week 2 thus begins Monday 14th January and ends Sunday 20th and you must log week 2 completed runs by 0800 Tuesday 22nd January. Week 3 begins Monday 21st January and ends Sunday 27th. Week 4 begins Monday 28th January and ends Sunday 3rd February. We then roll on into week 1 of Febulous.
All runs are logged via the 'record your runs' tab.
The most important thing to reach your personal running goals this spring is to be consistent with your training. In Jantastic 2012 runners logged over 70,000 runs.
Jantastic = January + February + March.
January (Jantastic) = How may runs will you do. Set the number of times per week you are going to run.
February (Febulous) = January + How far will your long runs be? Set the distances of your longest runs.
March (Marchvellous) = January + February + How fast will you run? Set your race targets.
In Jantastic you can:
Sign up as an individual or team
Select 'rivals' to pitch yourself against
See your personal Jantastic score in your profile
Monitor your progress and that of your team / rivals through your profile
Message and motivate fellow team members
See how runners in your town, area, age group and with the same goals as you are getting on
Keep motivated and on track with your personal running goals
How to do it
Register to become a part of the Marathon Talk community
Sign up to Jantastic as an individiual and/or as part of a team
Set your target number of runs per week (this can be anything from 3 to 13 runs!)*
Go out and run!
Log your weekly runs **
Hit your goals and stay motivated!
What counts as a run? You decide the distance of each run but the minimum distance to be able to 'log' your run is 1 mile. So, the minimum target you could set yourself would be 3x1mile runs each week. There is no maximum daily run distance.
* don't just set a target number of runs that is super easy for you to achieve each week and won't be a challenge at all. At the same time, don't set a target weekly run goal that is unrealistic and over commit yourself. Your number of weekly runs should be a stretch helping you achieve your personal spring running goals.
** Jantastic weeks run from Monday to Sunday and updates can be made daily up until 8am on Tuesday (UK Time) immediately following each week.
Jantastic rules of competition.
Jantastic is all about personal challenge and relies on your honesty when logging your runs.
Each week you will be able to gain a maximum of 25 points towards your overall Jantastic Score.
For example: if you complete your target number of runs each week you will get a Jantastic score of 25 points in week 1; 25 points in week 2; 25 points in week 3 and 25 points in week 4, which will give you an overall Jantastic Score of 100.
In order to be eligible for a participation prize you will need to have submitted runs for a minimum of two out of the four weeks for each month.
Team Scores are calculated as an average of its team members. However, so a team's score is not unfairly disadvantaged due to a team member not contributing or having to pull-out due to injury, only the top 75% of individuals will count towards the team's average.
Example 1: A Team of 6 will need to have 5 people score 100% in order for their team to have an overall score of 100%.
Example 2: A Team of 30 will need to have 23 people score 100% in order for their team to have an overall score of 100%.
All runs will need to be submitted by 0800 GMT on the Tuesday immediately following each week.
Please only submit your runs once you have done them.
You are not allowed to change teams after the end of week 1.
adidas prizes! - Thanks to our partner adidas for helping incentivise you to set it, stick to it and run it.
When you participate in and complete Jantastic it's possible to win some brilliant adidas prizes.
Download a pdf poster of the Marathon Talk Jantastic page here to display in your gym, running club etc.