Looking to level up your running game? How about running a 10k in the shape of an animal or knocking out a personal best whilst also drawing the outline of a beloved cartoon character?
Jeric Yuen, aka @coderunnerguy, creates art using his legs by mapping out and running routes in different shapes that are then captured by his GPS run tracker. He normally does a lot of races but given the lockdown situation he’s switched to doing these fun runs whilst also fundraising for Spinal Research, and the detail he manages to achieve (as well as his times and distances) is bloody impressive. He’s shared his top five GPS Art runs below:
“I still remember this day clearly, the 26th April 2020, which was supposed to be my very first London Marathon but due to the pandemic, the event was postponed to October 2020. I drew this lovely Pikachu character for the 2.6 Challenge.”
“One of my colleagues asked me if I can draw Baby Shark as his daughter loves watching sharks and singing the Baby Shark tunes. It took me around two hours to plan the GPS Art which is a half marathon route.”
“The Bird GPS Art was drawn last year around June as part of a reminder during lockdown that one day we will spread our wings and fly again.”
“Sometimes it’s hard to differentiate a wolf and a fox without any colour. If you look closely, you will notice that the wolf is actually thinking about cross the River Thames. It’s a fun GPS Art, integrating the river as part of the drawing.”
“A simple and small drawing of a unicorn near to the famous Victoria Park.”
Follow Jeric on Instagram for more crazy running routes and things to make you smile.