Shrewsbury Academy Virtual 5K Challenge

We are encouraging all students, staff, parents and members of the community to take part in our Shrewsbury Academy Virtual 5K Challenge!

Since the lockdown there will be many people who have become less active, the benefits of exercise are massive both physically and mentally. From Monday 22nd June to Friday 17th July, we are challenging you to go on as many runs or walks as you can! During this time, we hope to track how many kilometres our school community manages to clock. Everybody that takes part will receive a medal for their participation in our Virtual 5K and you can enter multiple times.

All you need to do is email a screenshot of your distance/time to – k.dobson@sa.sat.coop. Great apps that can provide the above information amongst others are Strava, Runkeeper, Garmin, Fitbit.

Are you up for the #SA5KChallenge? Please share with your friends and post any photos of you taking part on our Facebook page from Monday – we would love to see them!

Update 24th June – to London

Those taking part in the #SA5KChallenge have already clocked up a total of 235km+ since commencing on Monday! This is a fantastic effort and means we are already not far from ‘virtually’ reaching London in distance travelled!

We’d like to give a special shout-out to the following students: Leo Robson, Jay miller, Keegan Harris and Leah Cookson for their impressive contributions. We also want to say well done to staff, with many either completing multiple runs or finishing their first 5K in years!

Let’s keep up this fantastic effort and see how much further we can get, next stop, Europe – over the channel into France!

Update 29th June – onwards to Germany

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the #SA5KChallenge so far! As a school community at last count we have managed to travel 601km, an amazing effort.

We have currently virtually travelled from Shrewsbury to Wembley Stadium to Stade de France and are now heading over into Germany to the Allianz Stadium.

Remember it is not too late to take part in this fun activity, please email a screenshot of your distance/time to k.dobson@sa.sat.coop.

Update 3rd July – next stop Prague

Week 2 down of our 4 week #SA5KChallenge. As a school community we have now accumulated a total distance of 863.83km that we have virtually travelled! We have made it from Shrewsbury, to London, on to Paris and Munich and are now targeting Prague as our next destination.

Students and parents have made a big effort this week with their contributions. Well done to the following students who have contributed big distances. These include; Cerys Binnion, Keegan Harris, Reece Taylor and Keezia Evans. A special shout out also to staff members Clare Maceachen, Jack Roberts and Angela Grant who have covered the most distance this week.

Remember it is not too late to take part, there is still 2 weeks remaining.  Please keep sending a screenshot of your distance/time to – k.dobson@sa.sat.coop.

Update 10th July – on to Kiev

Week 3 down of our 4 week school #SA5KChallenge! We have now accumulated a total distance of 1787km – smashing it this week, by clocking 924km in 1 week! We have now virtually travelled from Shrewsbury, to London, through Paris, Munich, Prague, Krakow and are now targeting Kiev next.

Students and parents have made a big effort this week with their contributions. Well done to the following students this week who have contributed big distances. These include; Jay Miller, Cerys Binnion, Reece Taylor and Josh Wall! A mention also to our staff for their excellent efforts. Shout-outs to Ms Harper, Ms Corfield, and Ms Thomas who have made contributions this week with regular activity.

We have 1 week to go! Please keep sending a screenshot of your distance to – k.dobson@sa.sat.coop.

Final update 20th July – across the line in Moscow

From what started out as a four week 5K challenge, evolved into a virtual distance race with so many participants clocking up way more km in one single walk, run or cycle. It has been amazing to hear so many stories of people who have embraced the #SA5KChallenge and will now continue with their running in the future.

In total as a school community we managed to virtually travel 3015km – a fantastic effort over the course of the four weeks! We have made it from Shrewsbury – London – Paris – Munich – Prague – Krakow – Kiev – Moscow with a few km left over!

Thank you to everyone who took part – an excellent combined effort from students, parents and staff. Have a great summer and keep active!

Posted by marchesadmin on 19th July 2020, under Uncategorised


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