1st Team

Players on course to finish their 1,150-kilometre challenge this week

The players of Hull RUFC are now half-way through their gruelling 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.

In the last week, with the half-backs leading the way in terms of the positional challenge, the following grounds have been chalked off:

– Chester
– Fylde
– Sedgley Park
– Huddersfield
– Wharfedale
– Harrogate

Simon Humberstone and Tom O’Donnell led the way with both players completing half marathons.

This week – the third and final week of the challenge – will see the players head north with Blaydon the next ground on their list.

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.

The squad have now covered 76.3 per cent of the 1,150 kilometres and will complete the remaining 272 kilometres in no time based on their performances during the last fortnight.

Visit our JustGiving page by clicking here and please donate generously so we can achieve our goal.


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