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Summer Challenge


The Simplyhealth Junior & Mini Great Tees Run takes place on Saturday 08 September 2018 with a 2k mini course for 3-8 year olds and a 4k course for children aged 9-14.
Visit the website for more details

Go Run for Fun is on at Preston Park on 12 July 2018 - contact for more information.

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How many minutes can you keep running for without stopping?

If you are a beginner, you may only manage 1 or 2 minutes at first. Try running for 2 minutes, then walking for 3 minutes and repeat for a total of 10 minutes a few times each week until you can increase the running time between walks.

The emphasis is on the improvement/progress made!

Can you complete a 10k or a Marathon this term?

Measure out a distance in your playground/field/local area near home so that you know how far you are running.

Every time you complete a lap or a certain distance, record it and add up your totals over the term.

This could be done as pairs, teams or as individuals.

Differentiated Clover Leaf Run

Teacher sets up three loops, all coming together where the teacher is stationed. Each loop is a different distance with the shortest one being for new and young runners or slower runners.

Children run the same loop four to five times with a rest between runs.

Children decide when to move to a longer lap.

How many times can you complete your laps in 10 minutes?

Practice at home or school

Practice your running and improve your fitness levels at home or at school. When you are ready, ask a friend, sports leader or adult to record your achievements.

Record your score and then see if you can improve it later.

We would love to see some video recordings or photographs of your attempts.

Keep the results

Ask your Sports Leaders to keep the results. Children should be encouraged to try to improve their performance each week and challenge each other on a leader board if appropriate.

Teachers- please tweet your results to @northfieldssp using #runningchallenge, share on our Facebook Page or email us directly. You can also tweet using #SGchallenge to link to the School Games. Prizes are available and this is good evidence for your School Games Mark applications!

Please remind the children to drink plenty of water after (or during) their running activity.
Giving children an event to work towards (e.g. Go Run for Fun) might help to motivate them to improve.