Over the past month the Fettes community have been competing against Strathallan School in Perthshire to see which school could run or walk the furthest number of kilometres during the 28 days of February. The competition was a huge success with over 800 people of the Fettes community getting involved. We were delighted to see students, staff, parents and alumni from all over the world taking part. During these difficult times the feeling of community is particularly important, and it has been fantastic to feel connected even when far apart.
As part of the challenge both schools competed in a 2 hour long virtual fixture on 20th February to see which school could total the furthest distance during this timeframe. Both schools made a tremendous effort and after hours of Mr Appleson (Director of Sport at Fettes) number crunching the results were as follows:
297 runs/walks recorded by Fettes for 2530.57km
343 runs/walks recorded by Strathallan for 2612.24km
Over the course of the month a few members of the Fettes community demonstrated stand out performances, contributing extremely long distances to the final total. The following deserve a particular mention for their amazing efforts:
Leila F – 398.9km
Gonzalo Fernandez – 594.1km
Tony Clark (Chaplain) – 507.3km
Stefan Jenkins – 781.3km
The competition was extremely close with both schools showing utter determination and focus. The Fettes community ran or walked 48,579km in the 28 days, which meant the combined total with Strathallan was 99,834km with 1731 people contributing. Each and every step made a difference and we hope everyone is proud of the contributions they made.