THE ISLE OF WIGHT VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
The Challenge Everyone Can Join
Explore the Isle of Wight whilst completing your regular exercise
Have you missed your visit to the beautiful Isle of Wight this year, or want to know what we have to offer? Join the challenge and experience our enchanting Island…
Whatever you favourite exercise is, be it running, walking, jogging, wheeling, cycling, hopping, skipping, jumping, or doing the housework, you can make your way round the 94 mile course and be rewarded with a medal
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At Your Own Pace
Whatever you favourite exercise is, be it running, walking, jogging, wheeling, cycling, hopping, skipping, jumping, or doing the housework, you can make your way round the 95.4 mile course and be rewarded with a medal.
How Does It Work?
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Frequently Asked Questions
You can log distances using two methods:
- Manually – Either on the web or via our iPhone and Android apps. Select your exercise type, add a distance and boom, you’re done. You can add a screenshot of your tracker if you wish but it is not required.
- Automatically – Via the range of apps and devices that we connect with. Currently we support: Apple Watch, Apple Health, Google Fit, Fitbit, Strava, Map My Run, Map My Ride, Map My Walk, Runkeeper. We don’t yet have a direct connection with Garmin but many people send their Garmin distances to either Apple Health or Google Fit and then on to their challenge.
We do have a number of ways that we can detect cheaters, however we do realise that no matter what we do or how we structure it people are always going to be able to cheat if that’s what they want to do. E.g. Put their Fitbit on their dog!
There are no prizes for first place.
If someone wants to cheat then they are only really cheating themselves and wasting their money.
The amount of time it will take you or your team to complete this journey depends on your fitness level, exercise type and team size.
You can set your own timeframe goal from 1 week to 18 months to complete each challenge. This goal can be easily changed at any time if you want to extend or shorten it.
You can start this fitness challenge any time between 1st September 2020 and 28th February 2021, and from any location around the world.
We’ve made it as flexible as possible so you can backdate your start date to whatever date you want as long as it’s after the date we launched the challenge.
Yes – You can enter as many challenges as you like and post your distances to each of the challenges.
You can either post all your distances to all of your challenges or you can decide what types of distances go to which challenges. e.g. you might want to send your walking distances to one challenge and your cycling or swimming distances to another challenge. It’s completely up to you.
You can log most types of distance based exercise such as running, walking, cycling, swimming, rowing etc. For other non distance based exercise such as yoga or cross fit, we have a handy conversion chart that converts time doing these activities into distance equivalents that you can use.
Yes – You can log any distance based exercise that you do. The common ones that we have icons for are:
- Running (indoor and outdoor)
- Cycling (indoor and outdoor)
- All others can be logged to the “other” category.
You can also convert other exercises such as sports that you play or going to the gym etc into distances. We can provide information on some ways to do this.
You get to choose how many weeks you want to aim to complete the challenge from 1 week to 17 weeks. This goal can be easily changed at any time if you want to extend or shorten it.
And you can change this goal as many times as you like during the event.
Teams are a fun way to take part in The Conqueror Virtual Fitness Challenges.
Basically you share the distance with the other people in your team.
Your team will have your very own team icon on the map.
Each time a team member posts a distance your team icon will advance up the map.
Your team will also be represented on the leaderboard.
You (as in you personally) will also be able to see information about your own achievements and rankings separate from the team.
The distance doesn’t have to be divided evenly among team member. You can team up with guru athletes and people just starting out!
So hustle up your friends or workmates and join the fun!
**Please contact us if you wish to enter a team**
We warmly welcome entries from all over the world however we cannot ship apparel outside the UK
The Conqueror Challenges are powered by My Virtual Mission which is our own web and mobile application that we started in 2013.
When you sign up for the challenge you will automatically be set up with a My Virtual Mission account where you can log in and access the challenge.
One person must register the group and upload the combined distance travelled by the individuals in the group. On completion of the challenge a trophy will be awarded instead of medals. However, medals can be purchased at a cost of £1.50 each