McDaid tops list in latest Strava Challenge

December 14, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny


Kieran McDaid ran out the winner in the third England Boxing Strava Challenge – this time open to Euro Youths 2020 Squad, Youth Challenge and Youth Discovery Boxers.

The Jimmy Egan’s boxer (pictured above, right) – amateur club of Tyson Fury – clocked up an impressive 49.4 miles from 10 runs and climbing more than 1,000 feet during the week from Monday 7th December to Sunday 13th December.

In second place was Catterick’s Sophia Maycroft (pictured below, left), who was also first female, as she notched 32.8 miles also from 10 runs, climbing 839 feet.

Moulescoomb’s Vinnie Wadey (pictured bottom, right) – also on the DiSE programme at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College – finished in third spot, accruing 27.1 miles from six runs, while Dan Jackson was fourth with 20.3 miles from five runs.

Megan Morris (St Ives) – who was first female in last week’s challenge finished second this time with five miles, while Demi Uscroft (Tommy Coyle) was third with 3.6 miles.

“It’s been another great week of competition, showing that our boxers are determined to stay in shape, even in the lead up to Christmas,” said Amanda Coulson, England Talent Development Coach.

“The collective attitude from them all is great to see and bodes well for their futures once we are able to make the safe return to contact boxing.”

Overall, the 10 runners who took part collectively covered 170.7 miles – the equivalent of driving from Bristol to Manchester.

The England Boxing Strava Challenge to give added motivation during the Coronavirus Pandemic to Youth boxers on the England Talent Pathway.

More than 30 boxers have taken part across the three weeks of competition, recording almost 1,000 miles between them.