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Poetry from the Pedomadars

Diane Munday from team Pedomadars sent us a poem she wrote for the University of St Andrews’ staff magazine. The Step Count Challenge is..??? Get off your sofa and get out the door That’s what the Step Count Challenge is for! It’s eight weeks of obsessing about how far you walk Let’s park far away, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Walkers: Donna

Hearing about what inspires people to get out and walk is one of the best things about the Step Count Challenge. Sometimes it’s spending time with the grandkids, other times its admiring the sounds and sights of a city walk and then there are people like Donna who use walking to raise awareness and funds for causes […]

Meet the Walkers: Tracey

Captain of team Naughty People Need this Challenge, Tracey Harrison sent us this update on her Step Count Challenge and how walking is part of her everyday routine. “I have a reason to walk, in that my friend Archie needs the exercise, but then so do I. We make the most of living in the […]



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