Calling All Harriers……
We hope you’re all keeping well while we’re on lockdown and that your children are missing our Thursday night training sessions. 🙂 Hopefully they’re getting out, doing some running and keeping active. We’ll be back training when we’re allowed to but, until then, we thought we’d set a challenge to keep the club training ‘together’.
Our plan is to get as many Harriers as we can to run/walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for organisations dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Obviously we can’t do the actual thing so we’ve signed up to World Walking https://worldwalking.org/walks/dtaac which will let us collectively contribute to the 979.8 miles from the start to the finish line. Your athlete(s) can do this by measuring their steps/miles/km, then adding them to the group effort. For every mile they do, the Knutsford Harriers will donate £1 to organisations helping with the challenges we are currently facing. We’ll let you know soon which organisations we select. All your athlete(s) need to do is donate their distance.
Instructions on how to join us are below. Hopefully they make sense. You can add your child’s activity via the World Walking app or on their website. If they have their own phone and you are happy to have them download the World Walking app, then great.
Let’s see if we can get to our £979.80 goal.
The athletes who contribute the most to our journey will be rewarded with surprises along the way.
We will be thinking of other challenges over the next weeks and months to help our Harriers stay active so keep a lookout for our emails. If anyone wants a Harriers vest to wear while they are on their run, we’d love to see the pink and blue around Knutsford. We’ve spotted a few already! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sort size, etc. and Pat will drop one off to you.
We hope we have lots of Harriers join us on our journey. Any questions, please let us know!
Be safe and stay strong,
The Knutsford Harriers Team
SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS
To join, either go to https://worldwalking.org/ or download the World Walking App and create an account.In the App, Click the icon with the two people on at the bottom, then click the magnifying glass at the top. Search for Knutsford.
Click to join the Harriers 2020 Lockdown Run group. Next, click the location icon on the bottom bar. You’ll see our Land’s End to John O’Groats walk. Select it and Join the Group Walk.
Every time a run or walk is completed, add the total steps/miles/km to the app. This can be connected to a pedometer but here’s how to manually add miles.
Click the add symbol on the bottom bar to be taken to the screen below. Units can be changed to miles/km.
Once added, click the down arrow on the top bar to ‘spend’ the miles/steps on our run/walk. Slide the slider across to select the amount, then choose the Land’s End walk to add to our total. That’s it! We look forward to watching our percentage completed grow. Thank you!