Although the majority of events in Weymouth have been cancelled for the Summer, there are some virtual events taking place which you may like to watch or take part in.
Chase The Virtual Pudding
Be a part of something truly special this festive season by signing up for the Will Mackaness Trust Chase the Virtual Pudding event on the weekend of the 19th/20th December. Sadly this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions the attended event on the beach at Weymouth isn’t viable, however they are able to go virtual!
Sign up and run the 5km wherever you like, festive dressing up encouraged! For the under 16s we also have Chase The Elf, a 2km option.
Welcome to the registration for the BustinSkin Virtual Run Challenge. Build up the mileage between November and February and bag yourself a finisher’s medal and buff. Start with a 5 mile run in November, 10 miles in December, 13.1 miles in January and finish the challenge with a bang completing 26.2 miles in February.
For the November 5 mile run, you’ll need to get it done in a single run. In December for the 10 miles, you can do it in 1 or 2 runs, split however you wish. The January Half Marathon and the February Marathon can be split into as many runs as you like within the month, or you are of course free to complete them as single runs.
Entry fee: £40 inclusive of all fees.
You have until December 31st to virtually cover the 86 miles of the Dorset section of the South West Coast Path. You are not required to walk the path itself.
You can take on the challenge solo, in pairs, or as a family of up to 4, and regardless of how many of you there are taking part, you can break it up into as many or as few runs/walks/crawls as you like.
Entry fee: £15 solo, £20 pairs, £25 family
Running from November through to the end of February, during the challenge you can log up to 8 individual duathlons. Each duathlon consists of a 2.5km run, a 20km bike, and a 5km run, however you can combine the runs into a single run if you would prefer. The bike segments can be completed either out on the roads, or on a turbo/WattBike/etc.
The clock starts for each duathlon as soon as you begin the first part of the activity, and keeps running until you complete the final part of the activity, so your times must include your transitions from run to bike and vice versa.
Entry fee: £40 inclusive of all fees.
Virtual 5K, 10K or Marathon
These are ongoing opportunities but we will advise if they come to an end.
Run, jog or walk our Virtual 5K – the where and the when is up to you!
It’s easy to take part. Just sign up below, set up an online fundraising page and then download a fitness app to track your progress, they suggest Runkeeper or Strava. Take a screenshot of your progress once you have completed your challenge and email this to your dedicated fundraiser, which will be allocated to you when you have registered. You can even purchase a t-shirt to commemorate your efforts.
Virtual Park Yoga, Weymouth
They have launched on going virtual sessions in place of their planned weekly events. We will advise when sessions can once again take place in our park.
Where? Live on Facebook and YouTube.
Just like Park Yoga; the virtual sessions are FREE, everyone is invited (including children, dogs and cats!) and all abilities are welcome.
Covid-19 has hit us all hard with lots of events having been postponed, rescheduled or cancelled. For many of us, it has removed some of our incentives for getting out there and training, whilst also giving us an opportunity to get some exercise with our families (whether walking, cycling or running).
This challenge is all about rewarding your exercise efforts throughout 2020. Lands End to John O’Groats is 868 miles and all you have to do is enjoy your walking, running or cycling throughout 2020 and complete the distance before the end of the year in either one, two or three modes of motion. Just record your exercise on any device (strava, garmin, watch etc.) and once complete, email your evidence of the total completed to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will send you your medal in the post within a few days as a reward for your efforts.
Looking for more virtual challenges? Check out their events listing to keep you motivated with other challenges – www.justracinguk.com
For those challenges that are outdoors, please remember social distancing rules.
Weymouth Concert Brass
For your enjoyment we include the second distance banding project from Weymouth Concert Brass. We hope you enjoy it! They included photos of the Dorset Coast before and during the pandemic.
All information correct at time of issue. Full details, and if appropriate terms & conditions, please reference the individual websites and their contact pages.