Grand Welsh Relay Challenge Progress
Why a Grand Welsh Relay?
Over the past year we have all seen how important physical exercise can be for both our physical and mental wellbeing. The closure of gyms and sports centres has hit many of us hard and we have turned to other forms of exercise to keep us active and happy.
With team sports and regular meets on hold, and race calendars and sports fixtures wiped out, we want to offer an event that can inspire people across Wales to exercise more whilst also engaging them with their local communities.
What is the Grand Welsh Relay challenge?
The Grand Welsh Relay is a virtual circuit of the 1000-mile border of Wales which you can contribute towards from the comfort of your home or as part of your daily outdoor exercise. It is up to you how, where or when you complete your miles!
Suggestions include; running, walking, cycling or rowing on a row machine. We also encourage you to come up with your own challenges or team up with friends or a local sports team and set yourself a target you could collectively reach within the week.
We will regularly update the progress of the relay on social media and include photos from participants across the country showing off the wonderful sights of Wales.
The final mile of our relay will be run by Great Britain’s Paralympic Bronze medal winner Beverly Jones and will return us to Nanny Biscuit Base in Deeside, North Wales.
We know that a challenge like this can give people a real sense of purpose during difficult times and can help to bring communities from across the country together at a time when we are all physically distanced from each other.
How can you get involved?
We also encourage you to take photos of yourself completing your leg of the relay which we will then share on our social media pages and website.
All you need to do now is set yourself a target and get as many people involved as possible. You could also use this as an opportunity to fundraise for Nanny Biscuit or a local charity of your choice.
All money raised for Nanny Biscuit will be used to combat food poverty and loneliness within communities across Wales; issues that have been exacerbated over the last year.
We’re very grateful to the amazing brands and organisations that are helping deliver this national event