Rise to the walk­ing chal­lenge

The Oban Times - - News -

NHS HIGH­LAND launched its an­nual com­mu­nity walk­ing chal­lenge ‘Rise and Shine’ this month, along­side other cy­cling and jog­ging chal­lenges called ‘Chal­lenge My­self’.

The aim is to get fit, stay healthy and have fun with friends. Each area in Ar­gyll and Bute has been en­tered into the walk­ing chal­lenge league to com­pete against each other.

The cham­pion area for 2016 was the Isle of Mull, with Jura, Bute and Oban hot on their heels. Which will be the first area to reach one mil­lion steps in 2017?

The par­tic­i­pat­ing ar­eas in this year’s walk­ing chal­lenge are Cowal, Bute, Kin­tyre, Tiree, He­lens­burgh, Mull, Jura, Oban, Gigha, Mid Ar­gyll and Colon­say. So far, the Isle of Mull has let its crown slip, with Isle of Bute be­ing strides ahead.

Com­peti­tors can also en­ter Ar­gyll and Bute’s cy­cling and jog­ging chal­lenges, and com­pete against each other to win the ti­tles of ‘Cy­clist of the Month’ and ‘Fe­male and Male Jog­ger of the Month’. All com­peti­tors’ miles will be accumulated to reach an over­all tar­get of 6,000 miles by Septem­ber 2017.

If any­body wants to set up their own chal­lenge, con­tact Elaine Booth at elaine.booth3@nhs. net.

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