Success in 60 minutes From athletes to amateurs, hundreds took to the test at the 60 minute challenge

Little boy held up by his fatherAlmost 300 people took on our first ever 60 Minute Challenge in beautiful sunshine at the Lee Valley Velopark this Sunday 4 October to raise vital funds for our work.

The 60 Minute Challenge is the UK's first mass participation event aimed at challenging people to run or walk as far as they can in 60 minutes, rather than running a certain distance.

All the money raised at the event will help to fund our vital services including ChildLine to help keep children safe from abuse.

The event proved a hit for all the family, with contestants ranging from 1 to 61 years old. Between them, participants managed to cover a staggering 1638km around the cycle track at the Olympic venue.

"Without the support of the people who took part, the NSPCC would not be able to provide services and to continue in our fight for every childhood."
Victoria Kellaway / Head of NSPCC participation events

Group on podiumHead of NSPCC participation events, Victoria Kellaway said:
"On behalf of the NSPCC I'd like to say a massive thank you and congratulations to everyone that took part in the 60 Minute Challenge.

"Without the support of the people who took part the NSPCC would not be able to provide services and to continue in our fight for every childhood.

"Everyone had a great time and we had lots of families and groups of friends taking part as well as some more serious runners – it really is an event for everyone!"

60 minute race times

Congratulations to all those who took part in the challenge, we've monitored how well you did.

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60 minutes in photos

See if you made it into our Facebook photo albumn from the day.

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