Your challenges and team names

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Written by Carl

pth_instruction_outputMany of you got in touch last week to let us know about your challenges and how you’re getting on. 

Lots of you want to use the challenge to get fitter and more active before the start of summer. Some are saving money by not spending your lunchtimes shopping on Ebay and lots of you are using the challenge to tie in with the Healthy Working Lives Award.

Virtual walks are popular too. Girvan Family Connections Project is walking from their project to Land’s End then on to John O’Groats and back to their project, and that’s just stage one! After a quick pit stop they’ll be heading to a small Danish island in the Baltic Sea called Bornholm where one of their team comes from. In total they will walk around 4000 miles!

Staff at the Job Centre Plus in Glasgow are planning to take part in some charity walks for Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation as part of Walk to Work Week in May.

As for tactics, the challenge seems to have brought out your competitive streak. The Dundonald Daunderers from NHS Tayside are aiming to increase their daily step counts by 1000 each week. Morag from the Edinburgh Post Graduate Dental Institute racked up a whopping 4,500 steps at her Zumba class. Below is a picture sent in by Jemma from Dumfries and Galloway College, she boosted her step count by having a walk and a snowball fight in the Galloway Hills.


You’ve also been very creative with your team names! Here are a few of our favourites:

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace
The Strolling Bones
O Shins 13
Are we there yet?
The Not So Naked Ramblers
Super Heroes in Training
Big Bird and the Sesame Street Striders
Captain Steptoe and the Blister Sisters
5 Plunkies and a Pedometer
Wii (Un)fit

Got any more top tips for increasing your step count? Why not share them by leaving a comment!

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