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Let’s get physical: Selby Community encouraged to get moving as part of round the world challenge

Selby College and Brayton Primary have partnered with Selby High School to support their Selby Community Challenge, encouraging people to get moving throughout lockdown.

As part of the challenge, the local community has been tasked with collectively exercising a grand total of 31,988 miles across the world.

The route includes checkpoints at the seven wonders of the world, including the Chichén Itzá, Mexico; Christ the Redeemer, Brazil; Colosseum, Italy; Great Wall of China, China; Machu Picchu, Peru; Petra, Jordan and the Taj Mahal, India, finishing at the York Knights City ground in York.

“The challenge is a fantastic effort to get everyone in the area moving and out in the open in light of the latest lockdown. Physical activity is not only great for our physical health, but is proven to benefit our mental health and wellbeing, which is extremely important during these difficult times. Whether its via running, cycling or walking, we encourage as many people as possible to take part and work collectively as a community to complete the challenge,” said Matthew Duck, Sports Development Officer at Selby College.

People across the community can join in by searching for ‘Selby High Community Challenge’ on the Strava app and tracking their miles by running, cycling or walking.

Students and staff at Selby College are also currently taking part in the Association of College’s Lunar Challenge, which aims to keep people active during the lockdown to maintain their mental wellbeing.

The challenge encourages colleges to virtually travel to the moon using the free Strava app and collectively reach 238,855 miles by running, walking or cycling by the end of February.

There is a national leader board for cycling, running/walking, and a cumulative activity mileage total, so colleges can compete against each other and be in the running for prizes. 

Join the challenge using the links below:

Selby College Run club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/selbycollegerunning

Selby College Cycling club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/selbycollegecycling

Published: Wednesday 13 Jan 2021