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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thousands of primary pupils in Nottingham are being urged to run 100 miles

The Challenge for 2018/2019

The Sheriff’s Challenge is a series of activities for all Primary school-age children encouraging them to run, walk, swim and cycle. Each academic year a different challenge will be set which will encompass a ‘joint goal’ for schools to cumulatively reach plus individual pupil targets. It’s FREE for Nottingham City schools (there’s a small charge for others) and the benefits include promoting better health and wellbeing, children being outdoors and active, improved concentration, attainment, behavior and attendance.

Schools have been set the challenge to cumulatively Walk or Run around the World – that’s 25,000 miles!  Pupils are set the individual challenge to walk or run 100 miles – that’s the equivalent of running four full marathons each over the academic year!

Schools are being asked to sign up to the Sheriff’s Challenge, which is being organised by Nottingham City Council as part of the Opportunity Notts initiative to encourage more young people to get active and broaden their horizons.

It is hoped that the Sheriff’s Challenge will show children how fun it is to be active while giving them an overall target to aim for over the school year.

Download and use the FREE “MyChallenge App” to record activity and find out how you are doing against the other schools signed up.

To use the MyChallenge app schools set out a manageable course around their school playground or field and measure it out in metres.  When the MyChallenge app is used to record laps, the results will automatically convert the measured distance to miles and will calculate an average distance covered by team members.

The Leader Board will display the top 5 teams. The results are calculated on average miles per team member so big and small schools can compete equally giving everybody a chance to be number 1 on the board.  Detailed progress of all participating teams can be viewed by going to individual team pages so schools can keep a record of their achievements.

Together we are going to try and run around the world – that’s 25,000 miles!

For more information and to get the PIN code for the app please contact the School’s Project Officer: