For 5 weeks this summer, saw our teams from across the company grabbing their trainers to take a little time out for their own health and well-being as part of our Ready Steady 150 campaign.
The programme was set up to help colleagues boost their fitness and to promote a little healthy competition between teams. Working in groups of up to five, teams pledged to complete a combined total of at least 150 hours of exercise over a five-week period, logging their efforts on the fitness app Strava.
Following five weeks of pure effort and determination our athletic heroes from across our UK offices and sites helped amass an incredible 13,680 hours for the challenge.
A huge thank you to our 466 athletes and 101 teams who took part and especially to our winners who pushed themselves all the way to Ready Steady 150 glory.
- Overall – Joanna Lockett (165:58:24) and Eugene Rack (150:15:16)
- Team – Indecent Proposals (504:50:41)
- Walking – Reema Desai (137:48:16)
- Running – John French (50:29:26)
- Cycling – Eugene Rack (103:41:18)
- Swimming – Patrick Busby (25:40:21)
- Workout – Abaan Suqlain (58:35:00)
Our winners only show a small selection of people who made an outstanding contribution to the challenge and whilst we cannot name everyone, we would like to highlight the achievement of a few individuals who epitomised the spirit of Ready Steady 150.
- Paul Geri, our ambassador in the north and creator of 150 Strava street art
- Ellie Callard, for climbing Montenegro’s tallest mountain (2532m) in 30 degree heat
- Jonathan Stead for completing the Maratona dles Dolomites, climbing 4,141m in one ride
- Simon Peacock who hasn’t stopped logging walks, rides, workouts since the challenge began and has lost nearly 2 stone in weight
- Jon Low, a serial marathon runner who completed over 30 hours running
- Catherine Jones – our top tweeter using the hashtag #ReadySteady150 sharing herself in action photos with her family
- Holly Brunt for reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (5895m)
- Lee Donnarumma who completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge in 9 hours!