It’s been a week since the players of Hull RUFC began their 1,150km training challenge to raise money for the NHS and the club.
The players were divided into positional groups with each player’s individual efforts recorded on the Strava app which is a GPS running app that tracks a person’s running using Google Maps.
Abiding to social distance guidelines, the mammoth training regime is being done virtually.
The goal was to raise a total of £2,000 by running to each of the 15 grounds they will travel to during the 2020/21 campaign.
So far, they have chalked off the following grounds – Ionians, Rotherham, Sheffield Tigers, Loughborough Students, Bournville, Stourbridge and Luctonians.
The second week will see the players head towards Chester.
The club are waiting to find out when the new season will be given the go-ahead to start and the players want to be ready when that announcement is made.
After week one, the squad have covered a total of 433 total kilometres and the front row forwards emerged as the winners from week one.
They were set a target of 90kms in the first week by combined to run for 113 (126%).
Back five forwards were set a target of 135kms and managed 139 (103%).
The half-backs were set a target of 60kms and ran for 64 (107%).
The centres were set a target of 60kms and managed 49 (82%).
The back three were set a target of 60kms and managed to run for 68 (113%).
The players also held their first social-distanced training session on Thursday night
The players have another three weeks to cover the remaining 723 kilometres.
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