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#BunkerDown CHALLENGE: Let’s walk the length of Britain!

Are you feeling the pinch of boredom during the #BunkerDown? Missing sports or can’t go to the gym?  Were you planning to get fit in 2020 but haven’t had the time?  Or are you using the time to go on a self-improvement kick to #BeABetterHuman?  We’ve decided to use the #BunkerDown to challenge ourselves and our fellow students to put this time to do things other than watching Netflix.

This time it’s a fitness challenge… but you don’t have to be fit to take part!  And as an added incentive you get sent some impressive bling after you complete it.

Walk the length of Britain while never leaving your neighbourhood

We’re signing up a team for The Conquerer Lands End to John O’Groats Challenge.  We’ll pay for your entry and together we’ll walk, cycle, swim and wheelchair virtually our way from the bottom of Great Britain to the top.

How does it work?

Each time you complete a distance-based exercise activity such as running, walking, cycling, using your wheelchair, etc you advance on the map from Lands End to John O’Groats.  You can even see where you are on Streetview.

How much does it cost?

For the first 100 UNE Students to sign up it’s on us!  You do have to have a current myUNE password to qualify.

Do I need to be fit already?

No.  We spend all our time in the radio studio so we’re not.   If you are great!  Can we pick your brain on how to get fitter?

How long does it take?

How long it takes to complete the challenge is up to you.  You’re only racing yourself.  We’ll encourage you till you cross the finish line though.

You can set your own timeframe goal from 1 week to 18 months to complete each challenge. This goal can be easily changed at any time if you want to extend or shorten it.

What equipment do I need?

Some type of pedometer or way of tracking your distances.  It could be a wearable pedometer or your phone.  The app currently connects with Apple Watch, Apple Health, Strava, Runkeeper, Under Armour and Fitbit.

What do I get at the end?

One of these… (specifically the Lands End one)

What will we see on the way?

Well now…

How do I sign up?

Fill out this form…