Walkers step up to the challenge
13 May 2013
Members of the School of Physics’ Micro- and Nano structural Materials research group took the prize for Best Team Performance in a four-week University challenge to promote walking organised by the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health.
Members of the School of Physics’ Micro- and Nanostructural Materials research group took the prize for Best Team Performance in a four-week University-wide challenge to promote walking organised by the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health.
PhD student James Shirtcliffe, also from the School of Physics, was named Most Improved Walker in the same challenge and another PhD student from the School of Physics, Chris Hodges, was one of the runners up, along with Hilary Taylor, from School of Clinical Sciences, and Rachel Cardew, from the Education Support Unit. All were presented with their awards at a ceremony on 8 May.
More than 120 staff and students from across the University took part in the four-week challenge, logging in total 15.5 million steps – the equivalent of approximately 7,500-8,000 miles – between them.
‘Walking is a natural, effective form of exercise, benefitting general health and wellbeing, good for the environment, free, easy and, importantly, fun,’ said John Wilford, Healthy Lifestyle manager from the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health.
Although the challenge is now over there is still time to get involved in walking. This week [13-17 May] is Walk to Work Week, part of National Walking month.