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Water workers step out for fitness
3:54pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
WORKERS at a water company have taken steps to improve their health and fitness.
A total of 270 people took part in this year’s Northumbrian Water Walking Challenge, working in pairs, teams or individually.
Together they took 273 million steps – the equivalent of about 129,000 miles or five times round the world – in just three months.
The top individual performer was senior lab technician John Garrod, from Blyth, who strode out an impressive 2,985,465 steps.
The winning pair, business analyst Andreas Kyprianou, from Middlesbrough, and payroll assistant Josh Beswick, from Belmont, recorded a joint total of 3,379,180 steps.
A Northumbrian Water spokeswoman said: "Walking is one of the best and easiest ways to improve your health and general wellbeing.
"It’s a great way to keep fit that doesn’t involve expensive equipment or gym fees.
"Those participating in this year’s walking challenge included family members, and the fact that they clocked up 273 million steps in three months is amazing".
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