Virtual Challenges

VIRTUAL WEEKLY CHALLENGES

****THE WEEKLY CHALLENGE IS NOW OVER, THANKS TO ALL THAT ENTERED. LOOK OUT FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR ONE OFF EVENTS***

Hello and welcome to the EERR Virtual Challenges webpage. Here you will find the latest updates, results and the input form for entering the Virtual Weekly Challenges. There will be the WEEKLY 5KM CHALLENGE (just like a solo Parkrun but any day of the week you want and any route) and updates with stats published such as times, names , age grade (but unfortunately without any milestone t-shirts). There will also be regular challenges including the ever popular (or dreaded) 1.5 mile Time Trial and other distances - see the Virtual Challenge Schedule below.

For basic rules please read the guidance on the frontpage of the google form below.

VIRTUAL CHALLENGE SCHEDULE / TIMETABLE

WEEKLY AND OVERALL STATISTICS

STATISTICSWK15 - Bonus- NoneWK15 - WEEKLY VC 5kALL WEEKS - VC 5KALL Virtual Challenges
No. Entries-15341628
First Timers-05463
VC PBs-086121
Average Finish -27:0428:5646:55
Avg Age Grade-57.62%55.22%52.03%
Metres Ran-90,0001,705,0004,427,755
Time Running-8:07:04164:26:14491:08:50

RESULTS UPDATE

Weekly Roundup

STORY AND STATS OF WEEK - Week 15 - 5k - THE FINAL WEEKLY

ALL VC CHALLENGE - We have had 628 entries, ran/walked for almost 5,000hours (3 million minutes or 208 days) and covered just shy of 4,500km (4.5 million metres) since mid-May…and so marks the end VC Weekly Challenge.
ALL VC CHALLENGE - BESTS - The best age grade over the challenge was Catherine Apps with 81.5% when taking on Week 13’s 1.5mile Time Trial on the Greenway. The fastest male 5k was Seth Healey in Week 8 with 16:46 on Sylvania Track in Sydney, the fastest female 5k time was Naomi Elliott in Week 11 with 22:11 along the Thames Path.
EVER PRESENTS - The challenge ends and Dini Patel, Mark McColgan and Paul Jackson have completed every challenge, Remi Kubar has completed every 5k, and Lisa Naylor has completed at least one challenge every week.

WEEK 15 - ENTRIES - The final week, Week 15, saw the weekly 5k and 18 entries (bringing the tally to a total of 341 5k entries) - we had one first timer with Hugh Barnard joining for the final challenge.
WEEK 15 - FASTEST/BEST AGE GRADE - Mark McColgan was top male with a time of 17:54, and Hazel Reade was top female with 22:40. Catherine Apps was once again the top age graded with 74.7%.

QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“RIP & Thanks Mark!”
“This has been so motivational. I tend to avoid running 5ks, so it's been a real challenge! Thanks, Mark”
“Rehab run no. 2! A way to go yet, but a beautiful day to be out running. Sad this is the last challenge run. Huge thank you Mark for suggesting and running this challenge. It's made a real difference these past months.”
“Back to original course for last VC 5km ☹”
“Always stop your Garmin as soon as you get to 5k. If you faff about you end up like me and go over your target time!”
"Hilly and slow”
“My last upload and I have booked on the Virgin VR Marathon in October because of these challenges which has got me on my feet. Thanks Mark for organising it, much appreciate the time you've put in to keep us motivated. Hopefully there will more one-offs in future. “
“thanks for organising Mark”
“Im out of shape coming back from injury”
“goodbye for now”

Latest Week Results

VCPosFull NameFinishAge GrM/F_PosVIRTUAL PBCourseLocationDateDIST RUNSTOTAL VC RUNS
WK15_5k1Mark McColgan17:5474.12%M_1(stays at 17:51)First + last -Random E16 residential roads dash 5kCanning Town NorthMon, 31-Aug15 RUNS50 RUNS
WK15_5k2In-Yong Hwang20:0265.14%M_2(stays at 19:07)DurhamDurham, County DurhamSun, 30-Aug9 RUNS16 RUNS
WK15_5k3Jamie Zucker22:1960.12%M_3(stays at 20:15)Exeter Exeter, DevonSun, 30-Aug9 RUNS14 RUNS
WK15_5k4Hazel Reade22:4065.74%F_1(stays at 22:16)(almost) Hackney Marshes parkrunHackney MarshesFri, 28-Aug13 RUNS25 RUNS
WK15_5k5Jim Manzano23:3458.56%M_4(stays at 22:16)Greenway Greenway / Stratford / West HamSun, 30-Aug5 RUNS11 RUNS
WK15_5k6Graeme Allen24:1854.05%M_5(stays at 23:56)GreenwayGreenwayMon, 24-Aug6 RUNS7 RUNS
WK15_5k7Lisa Naylor25:2462.99%F_2(stays at 24:32)Greenway - Hospital Hill to A13 and back again GreenwaySun, 30-Aug15 RUNS24 RUNS
WK15_5k8Derek Stainsby25:3165.84%M_6(stays at 25:18)Greenway Prince Regent to High Street South Sun, 30-Aug2 RUNS2 RUNS
WK15_5k9Paul Jackson25:3355.19%M_7(stays at 21:46)GreenwayGreenwaySun, 30-Aug15 RUNS27 RUNS
WK15_5k10Catherine Apps26:4674.72%F_3(stays at 26:12)greenway out and backGreenwayWed, 26-Aug5 RUNS11 RUNS
WK15_5k11Lisa Naylor27:2058.54%F_4(stays at 24:32)Champneys Tring TringTue, 25-Aug14 RUNS23 RUNS
WK15_5k12Paul Dennis28:1152.75%M_8(stays at 25:47)GreenwayGreenway / East HamSat, 29-Aug9 RUNS15 RUNS
WK15_5k13Carrie Anne Duff30:1148.98%F_5(stays at 27:38)Victoria Park runVictoria ParkSat, 29-Aug2 RUNS2 RUNS
WK15_5k14Hugh Barnard30:1757.07%M_9VC5k First Timer!Wanstead Flats Hugh 5kWansteadSun, 30-Aug5k debutVC FIRST TIMER!
WK15_5k15Jo Dorling31:0054.46%F_6(stays at 27:41)West Ham Park LoopWest Ham / StratfordSun, 30-Aug12 RUNS17 RUNS
WK15_5k16Andrew Pargeter32:0342.17%M_10(stays at 26:48)Three millsMill Meads / River LeaSun, 30-Aug3 RUNS3 RUNS
WK15_5k17Remi Kubar33:3841.33%M_11(stays at 20:15)Victoria DockRoyal Docks /SilvertownTue, 25-Aug15 RUNS29 RUNS
WK15_5k18Vinodini Patel40:2345.36%F_7(stays at 39:09)Beckton Zig-ZagBeckton Zig-zagSat, 29-Aug15 RUNS33 RUNS

VC PBs, Latest and Past Results

FILE WITH RESULTS AND PBs
Virtual Challenges (Results and PBs) 20200831.xlsx

Entry Form