Marathon Challenge 2020
Marathon Challenge week 7 update.
Good morning CSPS Marathon family,
It the beginning of week 7 of your 8 week run/walk program. Almost there!!
I hope everyone enjoyed the long week end and especially this magnificent weather. Keep all those photos coming in.
The good news is all the Marathon Challenge Medals have arrived!
A reminder that you MUST hand in your diary at the completion of the 8 week challenge in order to be presented with your hard earned Marathon medal, it must also be signed off by your parents at the completion of each week.
The sports carnival is on next week (week 9) so it will be a terrific way to end an interesting term 2, 2020. Keep marking off those sessions everyone, not long now!
Have fun this week
Mr G (:
Week 7 update
Good afternoon CSPS Marathon Challenge Community.
The photos of your efforts are still coming in which has been terrific. Its week 6 of the Marathon Challenge, there are 4 session covering a distance of 6km. Your body is slowly adapting to your fitness program.
Have you tried these activities yet?
- Take a skipping rope and skip at the end of each 200m
- Done a run/walk session. Run 200m, walk 200m and so on…..
- Walked the course with your baby brother or sister while they have been on a scooter
- Started and finished a session with 20 push ups
- Have you run/walked the course in your favourite footy team jersey
Enjoy the week everyone
Week 6 update
Hello CSPS Marathon Challenge Community
The weather has been perfect to get out there and do your walking/running. You are all more than half way though he challenge with the finish line in sight. Remember to drink some of water before and after you have complete each session. Please keep the photos coming and it inspires us all to finish the project.
Mr G (:
Marathon Challenge Week 4 update
Good morning Marathon Challenge Community.
By the end of this week we are half way through the challenge, 21km down. By now your body is getting used to the sessions you are doing.
Have you been doing the same loop or do you have several that you choose to do?
It’s often fun to mix up a session , go in the opposite direction or mark out a new loop for you to do. Keep those photos coming in to.
What about a dress up week?
How about dressing up in your favourite costume and get some photos of you doing the Marathon Challenge?
Have fun everyone
Marathon Challenge Week 3 update
Wow! 200+ CSPS community members have taken up the challenge and are walking/running all over Katherine and Tindal. Photos of your efforts keep coming in which helps motivates everyone.
Everyone should be well into week 3 of the challenge, your body is slowing getting used to the activities planned. Remember to stick to the sessions and the distances in order to complete the program.
There has been lots of discussion in the staff room about how the teachers and mentors have been doing the challenge. Lots of family walks after dinner or some early morning walks around the block.
Enjoy the dry season conditions everyone.
Mr G (:
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Marathon Challenge Update
Good morning CSPS Marathon Community
This week is the beginning of Week 2 of the Marathon Challenge. The weather has been awesome over the past few days to help make your efforts more enjoyable.
Last week the total distance was 5km, the same distance for Week 2. Remember to build on your fitness base slowly. Please stick to the recommended session distances, don’t forget to get mumm or dad to sign off each week.
Photos of your efforts continue to come in, highlighting where you are doing your walks and runs which has been great to see (keep them coming in)
Miss Lammon, while out doing her Challenge too, commented to me the amount of students she sees on her walks. Everyone waves and chats to her. Keep it up guys
The huge order of medals was placed this week in anticipation of everyone completing the challenge by week nine this term.
Yours in sport
Friday 1st May 2020
Marathon Challenge Update 1st May
Hello all, well most participants have almost completed their week 1 challenge. The weather has changed for the good and with a long week end approaching, there will be ample opportunities to continue with the Challenge.
Keep the photos coming in, there have been some awesome shots of students getting out there and having a go!
Here is the latest data of participants
C Block Students 61 C Block Parents 30
D Block Students 50 D Block Parents 16
CSPS Staff/mentors/teachers 38
Jog on people……jog on!
Monday 27th April 2020
So far students/parents from C Block are leading the challenge so far with 50⁄23
D Block students and parents are closing the gap with: 46⁄14
Unconfirmed reports this morning that a figure looking remarkably like our fearless leader Mr Lovering was spotted pounding the pavement close to the Katherine hospital.
A reminder that the registration closes this Friday 1st May so that the correct number of medals can be ordered…..
Keep those pictures coming in for the website
WEEK 1 of Marathon Challenge
Good morning CSPS community. If you’re thinking about taking up the challenge, I need all paper work returned by this Friday (so I can order the correct amount of medals).
So far the number participating are:
- Students 90
- Parents 25
- Teachers and staff 16
The challenge is open to all C and D Block students and their parents. Anyone else that walks/runs with you is getting fit and healthy, but are not eligible for a medal……..sorry!
I have attached some warm up and cool down activities too so that the next 8 weeks is an enjoyable one for all.
Please try to stick to the distances in each session, as the program gradually increases in distance over time.
Please take photos of your training and post them on our website so we can all share what people are doing.
Yours in Sport