The team at Choose OH have never been ones to shy away from a challenge. Running half marathons, Racing for Life, Million Step Challenge, walking Wainwrights – members of the team are always pushing themselves to the limit. So when Office Administrator Beki Turner-Saunders suggested we use lockdown to take on the Three Peaks, we weren’t surprised…
Due to the current situation, most of our team members are working from home and although we keep in regular contact, we are missing the office camaraderie and team spirit. Taking on a physical challenge and setting a goal that we could all work towards seemed like a great way to ensure that we maintain our well-being, both physically and mentally. And as it is National Walking Month – what better time to do it?
The real Three Peaks Challenge includes Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike. Although the official route measures just 23 miles, some attempts have recorded 80,000 steps which is the equivalent of 45 miles… so naturally, we are going for the higher number! We’ll be walking the equivalent number of steps – but instead of being in the actual location, we’ll be doing it at home! As well as completing the number of steps in distance terms we are also trying to achieve the same altitude by incorporating 1579 flights of stairs! (which is also the equivalent of walking the 3 peaks)!
Nine team members will take part. At the end of the day each member of the team will log their daily steps and flights accumulated from their daily walk, running up and down the stairs or by simply using a step machine. Our progress will be tracked on a Three Peaks map and we’ll report back when we’ve scaled each peak. We aim to complete our Three Peaks Challenge in one week. The challenge starts TODAY!
Ready? Steady? STEP!
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