5km every hour for 24 hours

By Ali Guzowski

My Activity Tracking

76
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My target 75 miles

I am Taking It On this November

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and I am Taking It On.

From the man who brought you 50 half marathons in 50 days, I bring you the next ridiculous challenge to run 5km on the hour every hour for 24 hours. 

Why 24? Tragically 24 people die from pancreatic cancer every day. It has one of the poorest survival rates of all cancers.  In fact, more than half of the people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within 3 months.  

Unfortunately, I lost my Dad to pancreatic cancer in March 2020. On November 7th I will attempt to run 24x 5km in one day (120km) for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

My Achievements

Reached 100% of goal

Reached 50% of goal

Shared page

Self donated

My Updates

Match Funding

My work agreed to match (pound for pound) what I had raised to date and so kindly donated £3482 today!!!

The Finish Line

At 1640 on 7th Nov 20, I come over the finish line to complete a 5km every hour for 24hours! More photos at the bottom of this page.

🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️Challenge Update: 2 weeks to go.

In 2 weeks time I plan to run almost 3 marathons (120km) in 5km segments over 24 hours. This is to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer month and the 24 people who die a day from this the least survived cancer in the UK.

Training for this challenge I have learnt a few important things November, with average day length of 8hr 23mins, is a terrible time to do this! 😂 To this end, I plan to run into the night first and get the 16 dark laps done first in order to finish on ~16.00 7 Nov 20 (my last day in the British Army 🇬🇧) in the light!

From running 4 and 6 segments of 5km over the last couple of weeks, I have realised how much the stop/start nature and cold temperature screws with the body. This has highlighted how important nutrition, pacing and most of resilience is going to play in this on the day!

Finally, although I have had the experience of running long distances ~1000km in 50 days, the mental aspect of running such an intense distance in JUST 24 hours is starting to sink in! This is going to be interesting...😬😂



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Intro

Thank you to my Supporters

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Ali Guzowski

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Chris Spencer

Awesome effort mate!

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Angela T

Good luck Ali.

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Matt Topping

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Ruth Anslow And Family

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Matt Collier

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Janette Humphrey

Well done to all

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Aisha Ghaus

Congratulations on your fantastic achievement! What an inspiration!

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Abdulaziz Almazidi

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Anonymous

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Quentin Thomas

Absolutely outstanding effort mate. I am in awe.

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Willy Russell

Great effort Ali! That’s a shift and a half mate!

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Roger Guzowski

Well done on completing very proud,

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The Kindness Of Strangers

Donations made by the lovely people of pollock park!

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Andy Kennedy

That sounded like a gopping challenge, especially getting rubbed down by Euan, but for an excellent cause. Well done

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Anonymous

Amazing achievement well done xxx

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Francesca Hunter

Amazing work Ali xxxx now rest!!!!

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Toby Bourne-may

Amazing effort Gaz!!

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Aisling Soraghan

Fantastic achievement Ali and worthy cause. Say hi to Glasgow for me, lived there for 12 years and loved it.

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Suzanne Wharton

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Kim And Chris

Well done Ali!

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Gillian Souter

Congratulations on completing the craziest but worthiest of tasks. My advice now would be to milk the excuse to take it easy for as long as possible.

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Anonymous

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Chris

Nice work Grandma.

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Jonny Macneal

Some effort - well done

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Tim & Lynsey

Really well done on completing your challenge...and dodging a police chase and car crash in the process! #glasgowlife #edgy

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Anonymous

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Scott Evans-brahim

Congrats!

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Louise Irvine

Well done!!!

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Ayesha Marscheider

What a fantastic achievement guys! Well done! Love Ayesha & Craig

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Jessica Fishwick

Well done Ali, what an amazing event to support such a great cause!

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Chris Jackson

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Roger Cooke

Keep up the good work, a bloody sterling effort!

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Thomas Rust

Smash it Gaz! All the best to you. :)

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Heather Eaton

Best of Iuck Gaz - smash it!!

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Julia Hedges

Good luck Al, love from Julia and Derek xx

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S Wilson

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John Carson

All the best Ali!

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Alex & Jodie

Good Luck Mate! For a great cause

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Calum Waterson

Smash it mate

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Emily Instone

Best of luck Ali, lots of love ❤️

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Polly Walker

Good luck Gaz! Not that you’ll need it- you’ll smash it!

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Edward Watts

Great work mate.

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Sheila John And David.

Good luck with your challenge, we know you will succeed. X .

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Hugh Birchall

Best of luck!

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Laura Instone

Go & smash it, so proud 💙

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Alexander Mcgrory

Good luck buddy

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Steve Biundo

Go for it Ali.Good luck mate

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Leanne Wilson

Amazing! Good luck, Michael and Leanne

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Helen Anderson

You are amazing Alistair!! Good luck. X

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Michael Kay

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Anonymous

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Jacqueline Bell

This is an insane challenge!!! I’m in awe of your dedication and discipline - can you give me some?! Good luck with the challenge, I’m sure it’ll be a breeze 😉

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Anonymous

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Linda Prov

Definitely more 5k’s than I’ve run in my entire life! Great effort and great cause Ali x

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Aunt's J And E Xx

You are a Star Ali! Keep shining.

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Lg

Best of luck! Tough challenge for a great cause!

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Mark Jones

Good luck!

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Adam Young

Best of luck buddy!

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Kimberley Turnbull

Wishing you lots of luck for an amazing challenge for a great cause. Will be thinking of you. Love from Kimberley and Craig

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Anonymous

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Stuart Gilbert

My mum had pancreatic cancer earlier this year, thankfully it was caught early. This is an amazing challenge (and super hard!). All the best with it - I’ll be keeping an eye on how you’re doing and virtually cheering you on.

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Alan Goldstein

Run!

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Euan D Irvine

Bring on the hell mate.

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Robin Mccoll

Good luck with what sounds like a nails challange!

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Susan Lyall

Good effort 🙏

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Guzowski Family

All the best for a great course, you will smash it

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Anonymous

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Scott

Good luck

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Anonymous

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Stacy

Good luck Ali and I look forward to meeting you in the near future, after your knees face recovered!

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Phil Elton

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Michelle Randall

Awesome challenge, awesome person xx

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Amy

Good luck

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Nei Wigman

All the best and good luck. SSgt W

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Mum And Frank

Wishing you all the best Ali with your extremely tough challenge for a very worthwhile cause.

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Chris Worley

Good Luck!

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Katy Cruickshank

insane!

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Bryony Stevens

All the best Ali, brilliant challenge!

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Jonathan Treadwell

Good luck 🤞

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Jane Guzowski

Good Luck Ali! An immense challenge - very befitting X

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Simon Malzer

Hope you feel better soon!

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Connor & Kirsty

Mate you’re a madman. What a brilliant challenge, go crush it dude!!!!

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Iain

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Rachel Guzowski

Good luck Ali!

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Marc Guzowski

Good luck Ali!

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Anonymous

Good luck, you are going to need it! ;-)

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Katy Malzer

Need my beauty sleep- please don't wake me up. Thanks :D

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Laura Mccusker

Incredible challenge. Good luck!

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Simon Farrell

Fantastic charity and awesome challenge! Good luck!

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Jenny

Sorry for your loss and good luck!

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Martyn Thompson

Good luck and no infantry snoozing in the wee hours!

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Gavin Brockie

Good luck mate!

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Whytie Whyte

Smashing that total Ali. Reckon you can 3x it. Good luck dude.

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Ray And Olive Preston

Good Luck Alistair. We are very proud of you. Love Grandad and Olive. xx

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Antonia Churchhouse

Best of luck Ali! Personal to me too, and an area with a massive requirement for research to improve treatments and outcomes.

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Catherine Bennett

Good Luck Alistair, that is one huge challenge ahead. God bless your knees!

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Angela Ramsay

Good luck Alistair 👍🏻 Great challenge

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Anonymous

There's a young white haired woman somewhere who is very proud of u. She says.... Travel safe but always keep a sharp sword to hand.

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Carl Wilkes

Heard about this throw a friend, Ian B, who works with your sister. Epic!!!! Good luck

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Claire Oldfield

Good Luck Ali ! Great cause x

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Kirsty & Connor

Good luck Ali!! You can do it 💪 Xox

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Stephanie Malzer

A great challenge! Good luck Ali!

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Ailsa Cook

All the best with your challenge Ali to a very worthy cause !

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The Fosters

Good luck for this mega challenge, a great cause.

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Emlyn

You absolute madlad. Good luck!

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Lindsay Miller

What an incredible challenge and such a worthy charity. Good luck!

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James And Emma

What an incredible challenge! Aim for this week is to get that 5k time under an hour first!

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Greg & Andrew

What a challenge Ali! Sure you’ll smash it and would love to come and support you if it’s allowed! Greg & Andrew

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Rose, Tony & Nikki

Very sorry to hear about your loss x

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Ana Guzowska

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Anonymous

In awe of your dedication and athleticism, Ali! A monstrous undertaking hugely worthy of support, glad to be able to contribute in some small way. Thinking of you and the family.

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Robert Campbell

Good luck!

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Edward Clarke

All the very best for your event Ali. You’ve got this pal.

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Ben Davey

Good Luck Ali 👍

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Doug Mackay

Well done Alistair - great work

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Kate Tilley

Best of luck Ali! :) xxx

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Zach Brookmier

Sorry for your loss and best of luck with the challenge!

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Alistair Guzowski