Staff step up to mark for Olympic chal­lenge

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Etbusiness Daily -

THE song shouts about 500 miles, but staff at re­gional events venue Peter­bor­ough Arena are aim­ing to go 4,500 miles bet­ter.

Be­tween now and June 15, staff from all ar­eas of the busi­ness are step­ping up to a chal­lenge to en­hance team spirit and get into cel­e­bra­tory mood in the run-up to London 2012.

Over the next few weeks, the 49-strong team will be aim­ing to walk the equiv­a­lent dis­tance in miles from the venue for the 2008 Olympic Games – Bei­jing – to London.

That’s a whopping 5,000-plus miles – or just over 16 mil­lion steps.

And in the true spirit of the games, in­di­vid­u­als clock­ing up the most steps will re­ceive gold, sil­ver and bronze medals.

Peter­bor­ough Arena ac­count man­ager Hol­lie Ward is a mem­ber of the com­mit­tee who came up with the fun idea to raise the pro­file of the Staff Sports and So­cial Club at the East of Eng­land Show­ground venue.

She said: “With 2012 be­ing the year of the Olympics, I just thought this would be a fun chal­lenge.

“The pe­dome­ters have al­ready been dis­trib­uted and the chal­lenge is un­der way.

“The ‘medals’ will be pre­sented on June 15 at our sum­mer so­cial event.”

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