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R's supporters take on the ‘Virtual 92’

A group of enthusiastic runners have embarked on a challenge of virtually running all of the 92 English football grounds, all in aid of QPR in the Community Trust.

This means that every time they go for a run, the distance they have covered is logged and then added to the groups virtual total and pushing the group closer to their next football destination.

Having only launched this weekend, to coincide with the start of the 2020/21 football season, they have already covered a fantastic 260 miles between 27 participants, with one group of avid R’s fans stopping off outside the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday, before Mark Warburton’s men sealed a 2-0 victory against Nottingham Forest in W12.

Simon Mayes who is the organiser of the event, told www.qpr.co.uk: “It’s been amazing, we have 27 members and within the first two days, clocked up a fantastic 260 miles.

“I have been involved in a few running bits previously and my local event in Leicester have started virtually running around the globe and I was keen to use this idea to virtually run around all 92 English Football grounds, obviously starting with Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

“We have a QPR Runners Facebook page where we all post how much we have run each day, obviously a lot of events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 so combining running with the sport we all love is a good chance to keep a lot of people enthused with it.

“It is split into 11 stages, making up a route of 2,300 miles which will probably take around a month or so to complete, we started it last weekend to coincide with the start of the football season, with a group of the lads starting in to W12, before heading around west London, to get us going.

“We then thought if we can throw in some money towards the Trust and help them in a time that they need it the most then we thought why not.

“As of Sunday we had ticked off 11 out of the 92 grounds, with us currently heading towards Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park.”

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