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Virtual FHS marathon

Can you travel 26 miles by 25th May 2020? Take part in the FHS virtual marathon and find out!

Keeping active has never been so important. Having targets and goals to work towards can make it much easier for us to feel motivated. That's why we’re challenging our pupils and their families to travel a distance of 26.2 miles by Monday 25th May 2020!

So how does it work?

You can run, jog or walk on the road, on a trail, on the treadmill or on any other space that is available to you. Each time a pupil goes for a walk or a run, they should log the distance on a phone, fitbit, app or tracker. Pupils should keep a record or a screenshot of their activities and use this to illustrate they have covered either 13.1 miles (half marathon) or 26.2 miles (the full marathon distance). This evidence, at these two check points, should then be emailed to

This event is for everyone, not just experienced runners. You can choose where you exercise, at what time and how far you travel. If pupils cannot leave the house, distances can even be recorded by marching on the spot or walking up and down.  

Once the pupil has reached the half marathon point, they will receive two house points and then a further five house points when they reach the finish line. On completing the whole challenge, not only will each pupil have gained points for their house but each pupil will also receive a very special Francis Holland marathon medal!

Make sure you cover the distance by Monday 25th May 2020.

Every mile counts! Good Luck!

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