Need a great way to flush out the excesses of the festive season? Then look no further than Extreme Energy’s Pilgrims Challenge. 66 miles over 2 days on the North Downs Way with 2,364 metres ascent is enough to scare off the most stubborn mince pie! The format is to run 33 miles from Farnham over the NDW to Merstham, stay the night in a school hall, then run the 33 miles back the next day. In the evening there is plenty of food & hot drinks, massages on offer, kit to check out and a series of guest speakers including myself this year. You can opt to run one day rather than the two, but it really is a fun evening and a great chance to catch up with a lot of other runners you might have met at other races or through the wonderful social media world of twitter. The crew take your bag for you, so you only need to carry what you need on you for the actual race.