Q + A
We thought you might have some questions! Hopefully we have answered them below.
Anything else? Just hit the “?” icon at the bottom of the page.
Yes! The event start date is October 1st 2016 but you can enter up until December 1st 2016.
No – you can only be a part of one team at a time. You can switch teams by deleting yourself from a team and adding yourself to another team
You can log distances using two methods
- Manually – Either on the web or via our iPhone and Andriod apps. Select your exercise type, add a distance and boom, you’re done.
- Automatically – Via the range of apps and devices that we connect with. Currently these are – Fitbit, Strava, Map My Run, Map My Ride, Map My Walk, Runkeeper.
We do have a number of ways that we can detect cheaters however we do realise that 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 full distance of the Lands End to John O’Groats Virtual Challenge is 1083.8 miles.
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. Use our handy calculator above to work out what it’s going to take!
The course takes you through a number of iconic locations instead of just going along the highways.
Yes – You can log your distances to more than one mission at a time, including this event.
This is a new feature on the My Virtual Mission platform.
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.
When you sign up you can select a timeframe goal of either:
You/your team can change this goal as many times as you like during the event.
We intend to keep the mission open for 24 months for people to complete the journey. A small additional fee may be required after 12 months to access the premium features (due to our costs to deliver some features). At this stage we do not warrant that the event will still be open beyond 12 months, although at this stage we sincerely intend for it to be.
Teams are a fun way to take part in the event.
Basically you share the distance with the other people in your team.
Your team will have your very own team icon on the map – you’re welcome 🙂
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!