Club member and coach Iain Todd was the creator of the inspirational and motivating GTC Badge-athlon 2021, which took place from February 14 to 22. Find out what the badge-athlon was all about.
Over the eight days, 44 people took part (note from Ian: “I apologise if I’ve missed anyone’s results, but these are the numbers as far as I can tell…”) There were 30 challenges that could be completed. These comprised 22 challenges to do over the Badge-athlon week and a daily challenge.
Some of the badges:
Back to the Future: Running 100 metres backwards
Proclaimers: Time to climb 500 steps
Marianne Vos: Fastest time for a mile on a bike
What weather?: Exercise in the rain/snow
Loop de loop: Go to a football pitch and see how many times you can walk/run around it in 30 minutes.
Ben Nevis-ing: Climb the height of Ben Nevis (1345m) by bike or on foot over the course of the week.
Some photos from the week of Badge-athloning:
Iain has analysed the spreadsheets of all the Badge-athlon participants and these are the results:
Fastest mile (run) – 6.50
Fastest 100m backwards (run) – 26.62
Fast mile (bike) – 2 min
Longest run – 15 miles
Longest bike – 53 miles
Most loops of a football pitch in 30 minutes – 28
Fastest up 500 steps – 4 min
The badge colours:
7 people got a gold badge (30 badges completed)
5 people got a pink badge (25 badges completed)
7 people got a red badge (20 badges completed)
7 people got a green badge (15 badges completed).
Woman beat the men by averaging 21 badges to 18.
The winner of the GTC art was Gregor Love, “mainly because I like the 1980’s neon graffiti vibe,” says Iain.