Let's Step to It

Our Let's Step to It challenge has begun!  Over 50 walkers are working together to walk 500 miles and so far, so good!  If you'd like to learn more about Step to It, please give us a ring on 0191 438 1721 or email getinvolved (at) gatesheadopa (dot) org (dot) uk.

Let’s Step to It: Week 4

Hallo from Let’s Step to It!

It’s been another fantastic week everyone! As a group we’ve walked a total of 1,784,982 steps this week which is an incredible 892 miles! In total we’ve walked 5,301,028 steps, 2,651 miles.

We left Hudiksvall in Sweden last week and we made it to Santa’s Village in Lapland, Finland. Hope you had your lists ready!! But we didn’t stop there!

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Our huge step count means we’ve now made it to Tromso on the north coast of Norway. We’re 187 miles inside the Arctic Circle now meaning from 28 November it will be permanently dark and the sun won’t rise above the horizon again until 14 January. What that does mean though is it’s a great place to enjoy the Northern Lights!

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 More individual awards this week:

Six people achieved their 20,000 step, 10 mile award

Four people achieved their 50,000 step, 25 mile award

Eleven people achieved their 100,000 step 50 mile award

Four people achieved their 200,000 step 50 mile award

 

Linda is our WOW! Walker of the Week with a fantastic 111,396 steps. Well done Linda!

 

We’ll be texting everyone with a group and individual update. If you’ve gained an award this week, check your emails for your certificate J

Keep an eye on the Let’s Step to It! page of the Gateshead Older People’s Assembly as we start adding more information.

Well done everyone. Keep Stepping!

We’re on our way to the North Pole now and hopefully we’ll get there in time to help out on the 24th!

 

Week 3

It’s been another great week folks! As a group we’ve walked a total of 1,498,451 steps this week which is an incredible 749 miles! In total we’ve walked 3,516,046 steps, 1,758 miles.

We’re on our way to Santa’s Village in Lapland, Finland to drop off our Christmas lists before heading up to the North Pole to help the big fella in the red coat with final preparations before the big day.

After leaving Hamburg last week, we’ve made it to the small town of Hudiksvall on the east coast of Sweden. It is also known as Glada Hudik (Happy Hudik) due to its friendly residents and lively social life!

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More individual awards this week:

Four people achieved their 10,000 step, 5 mile award

Two people achieved their 20,000 step, 10 mile award

Eight people achieved their 50,000 step, 25 mile award

Eight people achieved their 100,000 step 50 mile awards

Three people achieved their 200,000 step 50 mile awards

 

Elaine is our WOW! Walker of the Week with a fantastic 89,619 steps. Well done Elaine!

 

We’ll be texting everyone with a group and individual update. If you’ve gained an award this week, check your emails for your certificate J

Keep an eye on the Let’s Step to It! page of the Gateshead Older People’s Assembly as we start adding more information.

Well done everyone. Keep Stepping! If we keep up the same pace we’ll easily make it to Santa’s Village by next week so wrap up and make sure you’ve got your lists ready!

 

Week 2

Hello again from Let’s Step to It!

What a great week we’ve all had!

We smashed the previous week’s combined total and as a group this week we’ve walked a total of 1,252,469 steps which is an amazing 626 miles!

We set off from Guernsey this week and we’ve now reached Hamburg, Germany, just in time for a stroll around the Christmas markets with some gluhwein!

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Even more individual awards this week as well:

Four people achieved their 10,000 step, 5 mile award

Seven people achieved their 20,000 step, 10 mile award

Twelve people achieved their 50,000 step, 25 mile award

Four people achieved their 100,000 step 50 mile awards

 

Andrea is our WOW! Walker of the week with a fantastic 87,044 steps. Well done Andrea!

 

We’ll be texting everyone with a group and individual update. If you’ve gained an award this week, check your emails for your certificate!

Keep an eye on the Let’s Step to It! page of the Gateshead Older People’s Assembly as we start adding more information.

Well done everyone.

Keep Stepping!...where will we get to next week?

 

Week 1

Hello from Let’s Step to It!

We’ve had a great first week of walking!

As a group we walked a total of 765,126 steps which is a whopping 383 miles!

That’s the equivalent of walking from Gateshead to Guernsey so you should be very proud of your efforts.

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Lots of you gained awards this week:

Two people achieved their 10,000 step, 5 mile award

Six people achieved their 20,000 step, 10 mile award

Five people achieved their 50,000 step, 25 mile award

Two people achieved their 100,000 step 50 mile awards

 

Joan was our WOW! Walker of the week with a whopping 103,021 steps. Well done Joan!

 

We’ve got over 50 walkers on the team now so this week we should be able to walk even further.

Well done everyone.

Keep Stepping!