The past 50 days I have been running a lot. I have covered over 340km in this period as part of the 5×50 Challenge. A challenge designed to people off the sofa and committing to regular exercise. Today marks the end of the challenge but it doesn’t mean I will now return to sitting on the sofa. This challenge has inspired me to stick with it and keep running through the winter and get ready for some longer runs next year.
The 5×50 core team also inspired me to something else. And that was to find some amazing wines that would appeal to the running types. Because believe me, it is not all health and fitness, there is plenty of room for the good things in life.
Working with Cross Stobs Wine, a local independent wine shop I have found five wines to inspire the runners and of course a sparkling wine to celebrate the achievements. A percentage of each case sold will go to the 5×50 chosen charity, Sport Relief, so not only will you taste some lovely wine, you’ll feel great about it too!
You can now get the six bottle case (one bottle of each wine) for £55, or two bottles of each wine for £110 (delivery charges apply). And don’t forget you’ll be helping a worthwhile charity at the same time.
Domaine de Montredon Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, France
An energetic, fast-paced sprinter with lots of energy. Perhaps struggles to keep up with Mo Farah, but who wouldn’t?
Raats Chenin Blanc, South Africa
The versatile type, can do fast-paced runs over long distances and still has a bit left in the bottle to pull out a sprint
Don David Malbec, Argentina
The rugged, outdoorsy type. Thinks nothing of running to the top of Ben Nevis and back for fun but needs some sweet ripe fruit on the way to keep the energy levels topped up.
La Multa Old Vine Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain
The social runner. Not the fastest and keeping fit is a useful byproduct but it’s really about the chat on the way. Life is for living after all.
Mas des Amours, Coteaux du Languedoc, France
One for the long haul. More marathon than sprint, but intense, runs it in well under four hours and still manages a beautifully graceful finish.
Casa Defra Prosecco Spumante, Italy
Cooling down time, don’t forget to stretch and then toast your success and put your feet up. You’ve achieved your goal.
Help yourself to a case by clicking here and join me in next year’s challenge!