Our Sustainable Transport Advisor Laura, wins Paths for All Step Count Challenge Award
National walking charity Paths for All held their annual Volunteer Awards in Glasgow to celebrate and recognise the outstanding contribution of volunteers in delivering Scotland’s National Walking strategy. Volunteers are involved in a diverse range of activities from grass cutting to leading sensory impairment walks and organising Walking Football competitions to chatting over a cup of tea after a Health Walk. Everyone involved in Paths for All’s everyday walking activities are not just more active, they have made more friends and are having fun! Our Sustainable Transport Advisor, Laura Anderson, won the Step Count Champion of the Year Award. Hundreds of nominations were received but Laura won for showing the hallmarks of a true champion: overcoming barriers, inspiring others and being an all round great colleague.
Laura a self confessed couch, pizza and wine lover, motivated herself and her colleagues to get more active by trying to beat each other's daily step count. She's been surprised to discover her inner competitor.
Now she walks at lunchtimes and even plans hiking weekends and holidays. Her husband's a bit bemused by his new wife but they're both feeling the benefit. She's keeping her colleagues on their toes and off the couch.
The winner in the office for the greatest number of steps was Lucy. In the 8 week period Lucy walked 823,518 steps which equates to 369 miles.
Watch this space, a new Step Count Challenge has began!