The first leader board of the 2018 Step Count Challenge is here. Top of the week 1 leader board is team “Fast…not last!” from the University of St Andrews with 939,253 steps, closely followed by team “Alvah Troupers” with 872,907, “The Elite Squad” with 856,963, “Chariots of Misfire” with 735789, and “Busy Bees” with 663073.

You can view and search the leader board below.

Step Count stories winner

It’s been lovely to meet you all!

The winner of last week’s Step Count Stories competition is Rachel Cox, who wins a Fitbit Flex fitness tracker.

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Asked why she decided to take part in the Step Count Challenge, Rachel said “Mark, Lynn and I have done quite a few challenges – gets you moving! It is great banter! This is my first challenge since donating my kidney and I want to prove it hasn’t reduced my ability to get out there!!!”

Our two runners up are Tracey Harrison and Linda Gray, who both win a Step Count Challenge water bottle and canvas bag each.

Where’s your favourite spring stroll?
This week’s challenge is to share with us your favourite places to go for a walk in spring. Whether it’s just a short stroll through your neighbourhood to the shops, an epic hike up a hill or a leisurely woodland stroll, let us know where you most enjoy going for a walk. The winning entry will win a copy of the book “Wild Guide Scotland: HIdden Places, Great Adventures and the Good Life” and two runners up will win a Step Count Challenge water bottle and canvas bag each.

We’ll share some of our favourite entries on our Twitter page and our Instagram page through this week.

You can share your favourite spring strolls here.

Don’t forget you can also keep in touch on Twitter or Instagram by using #stepcountchallenge or you can email us at