Endurance Awards

The Endurance Award is an ideal Personal Best Challenge and team competition for teachers with limited access to equipment.

The Endurance Award provides both Individual and Team Challenges. Each element is fun, progressive and suitably challenging for students. 

The Endurance Awards are designed to:

•   Provide every student in the school with an opportunity to develop their Endurance running
•   Support the teaching of key skills
•   Encourage and reward individual progress
•   Enable intra-school, inter-school and virtual competition
•   Monitor and encourage improvement in fitness levels

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

1. Individual Award:

A simple pursuit test with young athletes pacing themselves around a 50m Linear Track trying to cover as much distance as possible in:

  • 1 minute   Y3&4
  • 2 minutes  Y5&6
  • 3 minutes  Y7-9

2. Team Awards:


Teams of 9 young athletes are challenged to equal or better Kelly Holmes British 1500m record of 3m57.9s completing 50m legs in a continuous relay (with each athlete running 3 or 4 times).


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.

Virtual Competition

The team challenges also form part of the Sportshall suite of Virtual Competition opportunities – more details of which can be found here ….