Help others without impacting your training
A few months ago, I did a little experiment to try to measure the impact of giving blood. Having donated before, I knew it would have some short-term effects, but I'd never tried to put some figures on it. In the week or so before I donated, I ran an eyeballs-out 5k, and also an interval session.
With these in the bag, I donated my blood, recording the whole process, and filmed my return to running. NB there's a very brief scene with a needle, if you're heavily squeamish; and a middle-aged man running to the point of exhaustion, if you like a good laugh.
There's more information on the NHS Blood and Transplant Service website or you can call 0300 123 23 23. If this video has inspired you to give blood, or even just to look into it - leave me a comment below. Please share this video with as many people as you can!
Annual Distance Targets
Set your run, bike, swim and walk goals and monitor your progress against your friends. Set your targets
See the fastest portions from all your training runs. Filter by time to give you recent bests to aim at. Every distance from 400m to marathon. View my benchmarks
Open Water Swimming
Help us build a database of open water swimming locations (wild and commercial), by adding your local venues. See the map
A new shareable infographic showing a colourful breakdown of the intensity that you train at. Check your month
Catch up with who's been training today. Categorised by distance so you can compare like with like. And filterable to just people you follow, or members of your club See Today's Feed
Learn New Tricks
If you're a new or returning user, and want to find out how to get the most out of Fetcheveryone, try our growing library of short YouTube videos. See the video list