Corona Challenge

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals running group was set up 3 years ago to support staff wellbeing.  It runs 3 training courses per annum, a Couch to 5km in Spring, a 5km to 10km in Autumn and between January and mid March we support our staff to prepare for the Sheffield Half Marathon.

In January 2020, 80 staff members signed up for the 12 week half marathon training programme.  Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 lock down the actual event was cancelled.

In mid April we set up our first Corona Challenge and we have now organised 4 in total.

Corona Challenge #1 : 26 runners ran 194.2 km which took us from Sheffield to Milton Keynes in one day.

Corona Challenge #2 :   58 runners joined the challenge and we ran 412 km over 1 weekend.

Corona Challenge #3 :  70 runners joined the challenge, we ran just over 2500 km (From Calais to Florence) over a full week and we decided to follow it up with Corona Challenge #4 :  and 100 runners joined us for the rest of the tour of Europe.  We reached the ferry in Calais 2 hours before the end of the Challenge.

In total we have now run over 6000 km.  And it is not over yet!

Corona Challenge #5 – Our Corona Coaster – will start on Monday 1st June and finishes on 30th – a full month the run round the coast of the United Kingdom.

We are working with Sheffield Hospitals Charity to find a (local) sponsor to turn our Kilometers into Pounds (£s).

So ask to join the facebook group :

complete the number of kms you have run in total (as individual or as a team in your household) and share it with us

Keep Running – Keep healthy, Keep happy and Be PROUD