The final leader board of the autumn 2018 Step Count Challenge is here

Congratulations to team Take a Hike! from North Lanarkshire Council, who have finished in first place with an incredible 3,863,659 steps.

In total, 601,509,488 steps were recorded by 423 teams over the 4 weeks of the challenge. This is the equivalent of 269, 132 miles – further than the distance between the earth and the moon! A big well done to everyone who took part and challenged themselves to walk more.

This autumn’s Step Count Champion is…

Congratulations to Kay Talbot from West Dunbartonshire Council, who has won this autumn’s Step Count Champion competition! Kay was nominated by three of her colleagues – Heather, Bernadette and Lorna. Heather told us about how Kay had found taking part in the Step Count Challenge:

“Kay has become a fully fledged walker now starting from zero and totally changing her behaviour. In her words  ‘I thought I would just do it a few days a week and see how things went. I now, on average walk to work every day and feel better for it. I now feel a lot better when I am in work and not so sluggish. A nice walk in the morning refreshes you and helps start your day. I now try and make sure I am over 10000 steps a day and recently due to the step challenge another good incentive I am now averaging 18000- 22000 steps per day. I have now joined slimming world as doing the walking in work has given me an incentive to get fitter and lose weight. Emotionally and physically I am starting to feel better. This was the incentive I needed. I now walk at lunch time and I have taken part in the accompanied walks.’ “

The two Step Count Champion runners up are Greg Brown and Julie Richmond, who have won a Step Count Challenge canvas bag, water bottle and notebook each. Congratulations Greg and Julie!