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Archive: June 2016



Step Count Champion – Lynn Neville

At the end of each Step Count Challenge we ask you to nominate a Step Count Champion. Someone who has taken the challenge head-on and has been an inspiration to their colleagues. Thanks to everyone who took the time to tell us about their champions, we read all the hundreds of nominations and it was […]

Looking Back on our Spring Step Count Challenge

Our spring Step Count Challenge has been our biggest and best yet! 869 teams made up of over 4,000 employees from a wide range of workplaces across Scotland donned their pedometers, gadgets and apps to record their steps over eight weeks. And the results have been fantastic. Together we have clocked up an impressive 2,147,483,648 […]

Meet the Walkers: Team ‘Just Saying’

Last week we published the final leaderboard of the 2016 Step Count Challenge. Team Just Saying from NHS Ayrshire & Arran topped the leaderboard with almost seven million steps between them. We were keen to find out more about the team and they have kindly written the following blog post for us. “There have been some noticeable […]

Meet the Researcher: Olivia

Olivia Alliott, a final year Sports Science student at the University of Edinburgh, shares her thoughts on her undergraduate research project. Olivia looked at how the Step Count Challenge can support participants to choose active travel options (e.g. walking or cycling to work). Olivia also came up with some recommendations on how we can develop our […]



Challenge Partners

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