Are you running out of fun stuff to do in your bubble? If you’re stuck at the home office and your new workmate/ parents/ teachers are stuck for ideas for something to do, we have something for you!
This colouring competition is open to anyone of any age that belongs to a harriers club in the Wellington region. If you’re not a member but your parent or partner is in a running club, you can enter too!
Social Distance Running – April Weeks 1 & 2
You still have until Wednesday to get you entries in for the April Social Distance Running Competition.
The challenges for the first half of April are:
- Incorporate your fellow isolation mates into your exercise routine (with their consent). Walk the dog, use your flatmate as a kettlebell, do a savasana with the cat, get creative.
- Hills – Check out the list of hills to tackle and see which ones are local to you. Tick off as many as you can, as HAAM as you can.
- How many press-ups can you do in two minutes?
- Draw a body part. It can be any body part; your favourite one, or your best feature. Draw it huge or tiny, wiggly or straight, cubist or impressionist.
Our Social Distance Competition Correspondent, Michelle Knight, reports on how the contest is going so far:
The second round of virtual challenges has seen an array of body parts popping up all over Strava, along with plenty of hills and a few push up throw downs along the way.
Michael drew not one but two hands during one of his runs:
Jaime and Lindsay Y took a slightly more intellectual approach and drew brains:
And there’s always someone whose grand plan doesn’t turn out as expected (worth it for the pun, though):
This particular challenge has proven that our junior section is absolutely thriving (read: just how immature our senior sections can be). We can’t publish most of the body part entries, given how many members took it as an opportunity to see how many different variations of genitalia could be drawn on on the streets of Wellington…
The challenge taken far more seriously was the hill challenge. Walter ran a half marathon up and down the Mt Victoria segment (that’s 5 times):
Bex ‘only’ ran 3, but then returned on her bike to cycle 10 more:
Grant grabbed a couple of course records on the Northland hill challenge, much to the chagrin of the previous course record holder, who issued a low key iso-threat:
And not even the humble push up is safe from causing rivalry chaos (though bonus points to Karl for combining his challenges!):
Next week we’ll have all full results and pictures of all the Strava art that it’s safe to print.
Athletics NZ Virtual Races
Athletics NZ is hosting a series of virtual challenges for runners (please disregard the link’s banner image of a virtual runner on a trail where there is not two metres of passing space!) Tomorrow kicks off a virtual 5km championship. The three events coming up over the next ten weeks are listed below – all three include club competitions where Scottish can compete against other clubs for national honours. So make sure you log a 5km with Athletics NZ because all the points count for our club. For details follow the links below:
- National Virtual 5K Champs 13 Apr- 3 May
- National Ekiden Virtual Relay Champs 1-31 May
- National Virtual 10K & 1k Champs 1 -30 June