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2018 Big Pledge Challenge

14 May - 8 July 2018

How to take part

Just click on the Login button on the right of the webpage and use the username and password you created to log in to your own Beat the Clock record page!

For more information on how to use your Beat the Clock record page just download our easy to use How To Guide for Participants and you will find all the information on how to take part.

Not signed up yet? No problem!

Don't worry you can still sign up. It is free to enter. Just click on the Sign Up button on the right of the webpage and enter your details and you can start logging your minutes today!

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The clock is running!! The Beat the Clock Challenge has started!

If you have already signed up you can start logging your minutes from today! (14 May)

This year we have made it even easier to take part - no more confusing multiple sports challenges to choose from - just a timed challenge, undertake ANY sport or activity to complete your minutes on your way to collecting a total of 20 sports that were part of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia!

The Challenges are:

For this challenge you will need to complete 30 minutes of activity to collect one sport. To reach bronze you will need to collect 10 sports ( 300 minutes). To reach silver you need to collect 15 sports ( 450 minutes) and to reach gold collecting all 20 sports you need to complete 600 minutes.

If this sounds a lot it actually only works out to completing 75 minutes of activity each week of the Challenge which is equivalent to completing 25 minutes of activity 3 times a week so when you look at it like that it is very achievable!

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For this Challenge you will need to complete 150 minutes of activity to collect one sport. To reach bronze you will need to collect 10 sports ( 1,500 minutes). To reach silver you will need to collect 15 sports (2,250 minutes) and to reach gold collecting all 20 sports you will need to complete 3,000 minutes of activity over the 8 weeks.

To complete this challenge you will need to average 375 minutes of activity a week this is equivalent to 75 minutes of training 5 times per week.

This is not for the faint hearted but if you are already active on a regular basis and/or training for a long term goal then this challenge will support that! 

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This challenge is a bit different. We thought it was a bit unfair that teams should have to complete the same goal no matter if they had 30 members or 4 members. So this year a team's total time goal will be worked out based on how many team members it has!

The total time goal for a team will be calculated as: each team member will need to complete 150 minutes of activity per week  ( this is equivalent to doing just 30 minutes of activity each day) therefore over the 8 weeks that total would be 1,200 minutes this will then be multiplied by the number of members on that team to give it its total time goal. Please note: Note every team member HAS  to complete 150 minutes a week. That is the average. So you may have one team member who logs 100 minutes one week and another member who logs 200 minutes which is ok as that will keep you on track to achieve gold.

Don't worry you don't have to do the maths! The online system will calculate it for you! It will tell you how many minutes you need to complete to collect a sport and what your total time goal is. And while it would be great if all the team members have signed up for the team before the start of the challenge on the 14 May, new team members can join a team after the start but just be aware that when new team members join your team time goals will adjust too!

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Register your school for free and undertake any sport or activity to complete your school's timed challenge to collect 20 Commonwealth Games sports.

There is no limit on the number of pupils on a team, so whether your school is large or small everyone can take part!

Your schools total time goal will be based on the number of pupils on your team. It will be calculated using the Chief Medical Officers recommendation that a child should do 60 minutes of activity a day. For the purposes of the School's Challenge we are saying week is equivalent to 5 days. Therefore a child is 60 minutes x 5 days x 8 weeks = 2,400 minutes. This will then be multiplied but the total number of pupils to give the total time goal for the school.

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2018 Winter Paralympic Gold medallist Jennifer Kehoe

" I am delighted to be supporting this year's Big Pledge Challenge. This is a fantastic event that everyone can join in and get active regardless of age or ability. I know there is nothing better that setting yourself a goal and then achieving it! It is so simple to take part and I urge you to sign up now and get active, have fun and go for that gold!"

How to take part

Your will need to sign up and then from the 14 May you will click on the Login button that will be on this webpage and use the User Name and Password you created when you signed up. It will take you to your own Challenge Record page. This is where you will enter all your data - minutes and activities etc. as you progress through the challenge. It will contain all your stats... it will show you how many sports you have collected, how long until you collect the next sport, a total time complete, anecdotes about the various sports your will be collect etc.

A full User Guide to show you everything about how to record your time and activities etc. will be available to download from this webpage in the week before the challenge starts on 14 May 2018.

The system is very user friendly and the User Guide should have everything you need to know but if you still have questions please do not hesitate to contact us bigpledge@wiltshire.gov.uk and we will be able to resolve any issues you might have.

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Last updated: 4 June 2018 | Last reviewed: 4 June 2018