Secondary Endurance Awards

Secondary -> Endurance

The Eveque Sportshall Development Team have worked in close partnership with British Athletics to develop the national athletics awards programme. The British Athletics Awards consist of three sections; Sportshall, Endurance and Track and Field.

The British Athletics Endurance Awards



There are 2 separate elements to the British Athletics Endurance Awards; the Individual Award and the Team Awards. Each element is fun, progressive and suitably challenging for the athletes in this age group. To complete an Award, athletes must complete any one of the elements (or both elements). The Endurance Awards poster (detailing the events) can be found to the right of the page.

The British Athletics Endurance Award Scheme intends to provide teachers with a variety of Endurance activities which can be safely and easily delivered within curriculum time for athletes aged 11 – 14. As both elements are measurable the Endurance Award encourages skill development and fitness improvement.


The Endurance Awards are designed to:

•   Provide every KS3 athlete in the school with an opportunity to develop their Endurance running
•   Support the teaching of key skills
•   Encourage and reward individual progress
•   Engage whole classes, year groups and schools
•   Enable intra-school, inter-school and virtual competition
•   Monitor and encourage improvement in fitness levels
•   Help develop Sports Leaders


Further details about both elements of the Endurance Award can be found on the poster.


1. Individual Award:

A simple adaptable pursuit test to provide young athletes with an Endurance Score/Award. Athletes pace themselves around a 50m Linear Track to cover as much distance as possible in 3 minutes.

2. Team Awards:

5000m Challenge

Teams of 5 boys or 5 girls are challenged to complete the 5000m distance in 200m legs each in a continuous relay (with each athlete running 5 times) as quick as possible.

Marathon Challenge

Teams of between 26 and 36 young athletes are challenged to complete the Marathon distance (42,195m) in 200m legs each in a continuous relay (with each athlete running 6 or 7 times) as quick as possible.