43 | Gentlemen's Grit - Minute by Minute

43 | Gentlemen's Grit - Minute by Minute

Submission Deadline

  • Brief


Progressive EMOM

Globally, on average, 1 man dies by suicide every minute of every day. To bring awareness to this figure we are challenging you to run 10 meters every minute, on the minute. But here's the twist: after each run, increase your next run by 10 meters.

Begin the timer, and as soon as it starts counting down from 60 seconds, you perform the first round. You have the entire minute to complete the prescribed distance.

When you finish the round within the minute, you use the remaining time to rest until the next minute begins. As soon as the timer reaches 60 seconds again, you start the next round. The challenge ends when you fail to hit your distance within the 1 minute time.

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  • Set your treadmill to 2.5% gradient

    It is preferred that you tackle this challenge outside, however, if you are unable to do so you are permitted to use a treadmill just as long as the gradient is set at 2.5%.

  • Continue until failure

    Keep increasing the distance by 10m after every 60 second round until you cannot complete the perscribed distance with the time. Your score is how many successful rounds you managed to complete.


  • Utilise the lap button on your fitness tracker

    To make tracking the distance easier, we advise setting up a 1 minute interval workout on your GPS fitness tracker or making sure you press the lap button at the end of each minute.

  • Run a looped route

    We recommend undertaking this challenge on a circular route with a distance between 400m (0.25 miles) to 1,600m (1 mile). Be sure to plan your route appropriately, avoiding any crossings or obstacles.

  • Maintain consistency

    The key to EMOM challenges is consistency. Regardless of how quickly you complete each round, you must start the next round at the beginning of each minute. If you finish early, you get more rest for that round.


  • GPS Fitness Tracker

    Take screenshots of your activities for upload.

    Some trackers you could use are Strava, Garmin or Nike Run.




Per Complete Round



Before submitting, please make sure you have your evidence ready. Submit evidence for all of the challenges in the same challenge series by the deadline below to earn your Finishers Pip.

  • Rokman Membership Order Number

    Found on your latest membership purchase confirmation email.

  • Evidence


It is highly recommended that you complete the challenge within 7-days of its issue, however, we will accept submissions right up until the end of the series deadline detailed at the top of the page.

Health & Safety

This is a brutal physical challenge for which you are responsible for your own health and safety. It is imperative that you read through, understand and follow our health and safety guidelines before you embark on your challenge attempt. This list is only a guide. It is your responsibility to take the appropriate health and safety measures during the attempt of a challenge.

  • Consult a physician

    You should consult a physician before you begin any strenuous exercise program, such as the one described on this website, especially if you have or suspect that you may have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or any other adverse medical conditions. If you feel faint or dizzy at any time while performing any challenges or exercise, stop immediately and seek medical evaluation.  

  • Plan your route

    On running challenges, we strongly recommend planning your route with online running route planners. This leaves out the guesswork, allowing you to know the distance and elevation before you embark on the challenge.

  • Let others know

    When performing any challenge, we strongly recommend you let a friend or family member know what you are doing and where and when you are doing it and what time you are expected to return incase you face any difficulty.

  • Carry a mobile phone

    We strongly advice that you carry with you a fully charged mobile phone and back up battery if possible.

  • Bad weather

    Keep an eye on the weather forecast.

  • Nutrition and hydration

    You are responsible for your own nutrition and hydration as this is a self-disciplined event. Please ensure you have enough fluids and food or adequate access to these. Click here to read our guide on fuelling correctly for this challenge.

Help & Support

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.