- Posted 4th June 2017 at 2:45pm
The purpose of the Hotstepper challenge was to reduce the inactivity that occurs as a result of working in an office based environment and to generate a healthy competition across the workplace. Participants were encouraged to increase their daily step count with an aim of creating a cumulative set of miles as a team that could be mapped against how far they would be able to walk in 4 weeks from the University.
There was over 35 teams that entered the challenge with 132 participants giving various feedback showing positive change in habits and lifestyle.
‘The first week of the challenge was an eye opener into just how inactive we can be in the workplace. As a team we did increase our weekly steps as the challenge progressed which it was great, but from a personal perspective was a real kick start to increasing my activity. I’m never going to be a ‘sporty’ person, but my number of steps has become a real personal challenge and I’m now finding all sorts of ways to reach my target. My daily average has gone up by over 100% compared to before the challenge and I really notice the difference in how I feel if I have a less active day.’
Congratulations to ‘these boots are made for walking’ (Porters Team) who were our overall winners and thankyou to all those that took part... here are the top 5 teams!
Team: These Boot Are Made For Walking
Team Members: Alex Buckle, Colin Simpson, Stuart Smith, Mark Hill & David Cowell
Total Miles: 1543.9
Team: Sodexo Soup-a-Stars
Team Members: Michael Mannifield, Ewan Thompson, Shona Northey & Kayla Payne
Total Miles: 1168
Team: Student Engagement
Team Members: Paul Murtough, Charlie Freeman, Vickky Firth, Karl Swales & Matt Walton
Total Miles: 949.4
Team: Tom's Team
Team Members: Liz Stanton, Jo Thompson, Emma Wilkins, Jane Hamilton
Total Miles: 926
Team: Gash & Co
Team Members: Louise Gash, Billy Jones, Adam Hewitt & Tom Frankland
Total Miles: 915
Team: Yorkshire Puddings
Team Members: Sophie Forsdyke, Chris House, Rosie Darley, Debbie Moody & Carthryn Robbins
Total Miles: 858.2