The games that never were!!
The next challenge for the entire club is to travel the 5885 miles (9472 Km) from Stockport to Tokyo in time for what would have been the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympics on the 23rd July to 3rd August.
The club has over 300 members (over a 1000 people if you include family members!)
If 300 members take part this equates to 19.62 miles each over 70 days to what would have been the Olympics start date. This is approximately 0.3 mile per day per person (0.5km per day.)
Therefore 150 members taking part equates to 0.6m per person, per day (1km per day).
If 50 members take part that makes 1.8m per day per person (3km).
The mode of travel (following Social Distancing rules of course) can be;
walking, swimming, cycling (non electric), running, scooters (non electric), skateboards(non electric), treadmills, steppers…..etc
Cars, buses, trains and any other form of electric or motorised transport are not permitted.
Let’s see how many we can get signed up to this challenge.
If 300 people raised £1 per km (£31.57 total) the club would raise over £9000!!
Along the way we will set mini challenges to help entertain us and provide everyone with motivation.
If you are interested in taking up this challenge, keeping fit and healthy at the same time, email back with you and/or your family numbers who wish to take part. (In order to create an ongoing record)
We will be looking ASAP to publicise this event in social media, newspapers, television etc…
Evidence of distances will need to be provided. This could be through any app or device (e.g. Strava, Fitbit, Apple health etc). In the case of static machines e.g. treadmills a photo of the distance can be used. This evidence can be emailed or posted on Facebook.
Attached you can find a sponsorship form. We are hoping to make this a large scale event and will be looking for larger sponsorship also. All proceeds will continue to go into the gym in order to help maintain our facility during this time.
If anyone has any contacts with the media that they could use/pass on this would be most appreciated.
Sponsor forms when completed can be emailed back and any sponsorship money paid direct into the clubs bank account.
Let’s get moving !
With the London Marathon being cancelled VPGC decided to take part in the 2.6 challenge -an event to continue to support charities. Over the day we had many different challenges running from 26 conditioning exercises to 26 miles on a crosstrainer! Well done to all who took part and a very thank you to everyone who donated.
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All classes and squads will continue as normal until we obtain further guidance from British Gymnastics and Public Health England following Boris Johnson’s statement tonight – Monday 16th March.
The health of our members, staff, volunteers, and families is our top priority when making decision around the running of the club. We have increased our cleaning protocols in order to minimise the risk of infection for all.
In the interim, we are continuing to ensure that we have extra stocks of hand wash and hand sanitising gel. We are encouraging our members, guests and staff to take simple common sense steps which include covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing, washing your hands regularly and thoroughly, carrying antibacterial gel and of course if you feel unwell, stay at home and do not come into Vernon Park Gymnastics Club. If this is the case please notify the club, in confidence, using the email email@example.com.
We suggest that recreational and squad parents do not gather in the normal waiting area, dropping your child/ren off is a sensible measure to avoid public gathering and follow any changes that we put in place for entering and exiting the building. For pre-school parents we ask you to please follow the rules given to you when attending the class.
Many thanks for your support in this most difficult of times. We fully support and understand your decision, if you choose to, to social distance in order to protect your loved ones.
The guidelines are changing daily and any new guidance we receive tomorrow will be updated here.
Stay safe and healthy.
The Vernon Park Team
Well done to Jessica who passed regional grade 4 last weekend in her first 4 piece competition. She came an amazing 21st in the region out of 95 competitors and 14th in the county. Highlights include regional rankings of 7th place on beam, 9th on conditioning and 14th on bars.
A huge well done to Sophie who achieved a distinction at club grade 6 in her first regional competition last weekend, placing 25th out of 80 gymnasts regionally and 12th in the county.