Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a burning question? Browse through these FAQs to find the answers to our most commonly raised Big Colour Challenge questions:

I've just heard about The Big Colour Challenge and I'm keen to get involved - can I still register?

Amazing – we would love for you to get involved. Please register at http://thebigcolourchallenge.co.uk/ and you will receive your Big Colour Challenge email with everything you need to get started!

Can I do any challenges to make up my five minutes triangles to colour in?

We want you to have fun with The Big Colour Challenge and to get active! Make the challenges your own and do anything that raises your heart rate! It all counts running, cycling, workouts, garden races! We will also be emailing weekly challenges to you (via email) to give you lots of great ideas of ways to get active – so look out for those!

I have signed up to The Big Colour Challenge - what should I expect?

The Big Colour Challenge is a digital campaign – so everything you will be sent to you via email. Your first email will arrive within hours of your registration. There is also The Big Colour Challenge website – http://thebigcolourchallenge.co.uk/ with lots of fab information and support to help you on your journey.

What should I do if I haven’t received my welcome email?

Sometimes emails go into your Junk Inbox, so make sure you check this, if your email is missing. When you do receive your first email, make sure you add the address to your safe sender list. If you are still having problems email us at challenge@britishtriathlon.org 

I have downloaded my picture but I don’t have a printer - what do you suggest I do?

Now it’s time to get even more creative – you could screenshot the picture and paste it into a computer program like Paint that allows you to digitally colour in the triangles (don’t forget to keep saving it as you colour in more and more triangles! For those of you who are budding artists, why not try to recreate The Big Colour Challenge picture – you can put your own spin on it if you want to!

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How do I let you know when I have done my challenges?

We would love to you to share your stories, fun challenges, and progress on your Big Colour Challenge with us on social media @brittri using #mybigcolourchallenge and on Instagram @brittri and on Facebook in the Big Colour Challenge Facebook group.

I signed up as a beginner/expert and the challenges are too easy/too hard, how do I change what level of activity I want to do?

You can view all of our challenges at http://thebigcolourchallenge.co.uk/challenges/ and you can do whichever challenge you would like. Our challenges are just fun ideas to help you get active.

 

My friend has also signed up to the challenge and is receiving different challenges, why is this?

Your friend and yourself may have signed up and selected different levels of activities you wanted to undertake and that will be why you are receiving slightly different challenges. Feel free to share challenges and mix it up if you feel able and want to, we just want you to get moving.

What if I don’t complete all the activities each week before the next week’s activities?

Don’t worry at all! You can complete the challenges whenever it works best for you. The main thing is you get active, have fun and enjoy colouring in your Big Colour Challenge picture!

What if I don’t have the equipment needed to complete the challenges?

Be creative – don’t worry if you have to slightly change the challenges to suit what you can get your hands on. 

What happens if I complete my Big Colour Challenge really quickly?

That’s no problem at all. You can complete as many pictures as you like – there’s no limit! There is also a continuity sheet available – why not challenge yourself to see how many sheets you can complete?! You will be receiving weekly challenges to keep you motivated so keep your eyes out for those in your inbox.

What is your guidance about how much I can go out and exercise during the COVID-19 lockdown?

Please follow the government instruction. 

In England, you can exercise freely outdoors. This means that you can take whatever exercise you need to, so long as you maintain social distancing whilst doing it. You may now exercise with one person from outside your immediate household, again so long as you remain at least 2m apart.

You can now travel to exercise and there is no limit on the distance that you may travel. You must however, only travel in a car with members of your immediate household, even if you are meeting another person to exercise with.

Open water swimming in England is now permitted, but you should take care and consider if this is appropriate. More information on this can be found here.

In Scotland, you may exercise freely outdoors. This means that you can take whatever exercise you need to, so long as you maintain social distancing whilst doing it. You may only exercise with members of your immediate household.

Unnecessary travel should be avoided, therefore you should only exercise in your local area.

No water sports are advised, therefore you should not go open water swimming.

In Wales, you may exercise freely outdoors. This means that you can take whatever exercise you need to, so long as you maintain social distancing whilst doing it.

Travel to exercise should be avoided unless there is a valid reason for doing so.

No water sports are advised, therefore you should not go open water swimming.

Can I go open water swimming as part of the Big Colour Challenge?

Open water swimming in England is now permitted, but you should take care and consider if this is appropriate. More information on this can be found here.

Open water swimming is not permitted in Scotland or Wales.

Can a club coach deliver virtual sessions as part of the Big Colour Challenge and be covered by insurance?

Yes, if the session being delivered is within the coach’s remit and government guidelines.

In respect of any coaching or instruction that is undertaken remotely, it is strongly recommended that the insured coach should:

  1. at the commencement of the session, advise participants:
    1. that by participating they are doing so at their own risk;
    2. a suitable, non-slip floor space is required and any potential obstructions in the vicinity are removed before they participate;
    3. to avoid activities if they have, or suspect they may have any current health concerns, injuries, aches and pains;
    4. avoid the use of blades, weapons or sharp instruments of any description;
    5. avoid physical contact with other participants and where appropriate, adhere to social distancing guidelines;
  2. ensure that sessions are conducted for the benefit of existing members/participants/contacts only who have demonstrated sufficient suitability to participate;
  3. continue to only instruct activities in which you are qualified to do so;
  4. record the session. Retaining the recording for a period of up to thirty-six (36) months may assist in any claim made against you;

Do you have more questions?

Please also see if your question is answered in our COVID-19 FAQ’s here.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch at challenge@britishtriathlon.org