The autumn 2019 Step Count Challenge has finished! In first place is team Twisted Blisters from Shetland Islands Council with 3,626,958 steps, closely followed by team Little Steps of Hope from Getting Better Together in second place with 3,508,487 steps. In third place is team Whistle Dixie from NHS Ayrshire and Arran with 3,141,526 steps. A huge well done to every team who completed the challenge. You can find out how your team did by searching the leader board below.

Meet the Walkers: Barbara

It’s great to hear your stories about taking part in the challenge. Barbara won a runner up prize in our autumn Step Count Champion competition, and we asked her if she’d like to share her experiences with us.

“I am quite lazy person by nature, but since doing my first step challenge back in 2016, I have continued doing small walks. I continued going out for walks at work on my morning, lunch & afternoon breaks, and usually go out on a Saturday and Sunday morning for an hour. When doing the Step Count Challenge you up your game slightly and get extra walks. I definitely feel the benefit and a pedometer is amazing, I don’t have any fancy watches or phones for recording steps, a pedometer is all you need and it encourages you to get more steps in.”

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