The Challenge Blog






Meet the walkers: Nuala

Nuala, from team Worst Pace Scenario, has been enjoying warm evening walks and getting to know her new colleagues whilst taking part in the Step Count Challenge. “After a hip replacement last year, I hadn’t yet got out and about and taken full advantage of what I would be able to do without any pain or […]

Kellys’ Bespoke Step Count Challenge

Back in April a team of staff from Kellys, a print solutions provider, embarked on their very own Step Count Challenge. The team are all office based and wanted to use the challenge to motivate themselves to be a bit more active. Rachel was the highest stepper in the with 665,729 steps. Hazel who coordinated the […]

Week 6 leader board

Last week’s leader board shows Chariots of Misfire establishing themselves further in 1st place, with a total step count of 5,529,866. The latest leader board is below, where you can see how your team is doing. Your favourite walking anthems  Last week we asked you to nominate your favourite walking anthems. We’ve created a Spotify playlist […]

Meet the Walkers: Katie

The benefits of walking on our mental health and wellbeing is something that people taking part in the challenge talk about a lot. The qualitative study published by an MSc student back in 2016 highlighted this outcome with one person saying “…it gives you time to think about things, and it helps you to manage your […]

Week 5 leader board

Last week’s leader board shows team Chariots of Misfire from the University of St Andrews stay in first place, having clocked nearly 5 million steps – an amazing achievement! Check out the latest leader board below to see how your team is doing. Big Fit Walk winner Congratulations to Ellie Henderson from Active Scotland, who […]



Challenge Partners

We have a number of partners supporting the Step Count Challenge. See how our partners can help.