HND Sports Challenge Photo Blog

Round the world challenge with NWSLC

Monday 18 – Friday 22 May 2020
Hosted by the HND Sport class of 2020
Raising money for Young Minds, registered charity numbers 1016968 & SC039700.

Hi, we are a group of HND Sport college students studying at NWSLC who are looking to make a change.
We are hoping to raise money for those who are at home and struggling during the lockdown.
We are aware of how hard home quarantine can be and we are wanting to support those who are struggling mentally. As part of our course, we need to plan a sporting event and due to the current lockdown we have had to get creative. So we have planned an online virtual event called ‘The round the world challenge’. The event is a 5-day exercise-based event.
We encourage you, friends and family, to get up, get moving and cover as many kilometres as possible, by running, walking or cycling each day. At the end of the challenge, we’ll see how far around the world we would have travelled!

To take part, simply screen shot your journey showing how many kilometres you have travelled each day. Then post it on your social media pages tagging the College and using these hashtags: #NWSLC #TeamNWSLC #HNDSport. We are also taking donations for our chosen charity: YoungMinds, a children and young people’s mental health charity whose mission is to “lead the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges”.

We chose this charity because of the huge struggle that young people face in today’s society and with your help we can support these young people. If you are struggling with self-isolation, the coronavirus and the impact it has on your mental health please go to the website to view its advice pages.
If you choose to donate you can do it through this page

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲: 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗡𝗪𝗦𝗟𝗖 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗹𝘀. 𝗜𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗴𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗹𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁.

How can I take part?
This is for those of you that would love to get involved in the ‘Round The World Challenge’ but are not sure how.
The challenge will begin on Monday 18th and end Friday 22nd of May and all donations raised will go to Young minds charity through our GoFundMe links. It involves exercising as much as you can during the 5- day period and covering as many kilometres as you possibly can, by either running/ walking or cycling.

Social Media-
We will be using our NWSLC social media pages as a way of calculating the number of kilometres completed by everyone over the week, as well as using it to post regular updates of your progress!
Once you have completed your number of kilometres daily, simply post screenshots of your total via your social media pages e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Use these hashtags on your post: #NWSLC #TeamNWSLC #HNDSport
We will then calculate the number of kilometres completed overall in the week, giving us a total amount and showing us how far across the world we will have travelled as a collective,

Strava is a free app that is compatible with most smartphones that you can download from the app store. Here are a few steps on how you can set this up and use this app:
You will need to set up an account using a few of your personal details such as, your name, gender and date of birth. To record your exercise, you can keep your phone on you whilst you take part or you can even sync your data to the app from a fitness tracker such as, a Fitbit or any other GPS sports watch.
To start recording your exercise all you have to do is click the ‘record’ button and then the ‘start’ button, you then wait for the statistics to show up on the screen before you begin.
To stop the run, simply click the ‘finish’ button, which will then display all of your statistics such as how many kilometres you have covered.
With this app, you can finish it off by adding a title and any photos that might have been taken on the run which can then be saved and posted to your social media using the hashtags!

Nike run club app-
The Nike run club app is another good free app to use whilst completing your exercise as it is really simple to set up and is also compatible with most mobile phone devices. This app is really easy to use, but here is how once you have downloaded from the app store:
You need to fill out a few questions based on your name, gender and date of birth and then can fill out some optional extra questions to help you in your fitness journey, such as weight and height.
To begin the exercise all you need to do is click ‘QuickStart’ and change the settings for the distance/ time you would like to cover. You would then need to click the ‘start’ button and wait for the countdown with the statistics to display before beginning the exercise.
You can pause the workout on the app whenever you wish and re- start it back up again to continue. To fully stop the work-out you would need to hold down on the ‘stop’ button for a few seconds and wait for the final statistics to show on your screen of your completed workout.
Then screenshot this and post to your social media pages using our hashtags!

No smart phone-no problem!
If you have a pedometer or step counter please post screenshots of these using the #’s above and we will convert steps into km’s for you.
If you choose to donate you can do it through this page

There are many studies which have shown that doing physical activity can improve mental health. For example, it can help with:

Thank you for supporting our virtual event. We have raised £283 towards our chosen charity, young minds’

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic presented our group the challenge of running a sports event from home whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines. With the idea to get people active and try and raise some money for charity alongside. We set up the ‘Round the World Challenge’. The charity that was chosen is also important for the event, ‘Young Minds trust’ is a charity that specialises in children and young people’s mental health.

The global pandemic may have impacted this for the worse, as more and more young people will desperately be struggling with their mental health. Exercising which was part of our challenge is a great way of tackling the problem, either walking running, cycling or any form of exercise is beneficial. Overall, the aim was to spread awareness of the charity and the importance of exercise in combating mental health problems.

If you’d like to take part in feedback for our event. Please complete the short survey by following the link below.

Again on behalf of HND Sport we would like to thank you again for your support with our event.