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Global Corporate Challenge: halfway through


10 July 2013

We are now halfway through the Global Corporate Challenge. See how far your colleagues have walked and which teams are currently in the lead.

Since kicking off on 23 May, the University's 81 teams have:

  • walked a total of 187,122km, more than 4.5 times the circumference of the Earth
  • recorded a daily average of 12,260 steps per person, well above the GCC's goal of at least 10,000 steps a day (which is around 7.5km, or roughly a round trip from Camperdown Campus to Wynyard Station)
  • burned 49,119,622 kilojoules of energy, or more than 47,000 slices of cake.

The leading team so far is ICT Inspire.Challenge.Trample, who have together so far notched up more than 3,500km.

"The whole team pulled together from day one, giving us a great start," said team captain Charlotte Owen. "It is the commitment of each individual that has driven us to stay in front over the last seven weeks.

"Everyone in the team has played an active role in getting us this far. From sharing tips on how to get extra steps in each day to setting mini goals on weekends and challenging fellow team mates.

"Recent bad weather, holidays and busy schedules has meant getting our steps up has been more of a challenge but what keeps the team going is the dedication of everyone to make up for those days. It's been an awesome experience and we're looking forward to the final seven weeks and challenging other teams within the University - you all motivate us to keep stepping!"

Currently the top five university teams are:

Rank

Team

Area

Distance (km)

Step average

1

ICT - Inspire.Challenge.Trample

ICT

3,543

16,529

2

Dead Men Walking

ICT

3,529

16,660

3

Footrot Flats

Vet Science

3,377

16,189

4

Pharmyard Striders

Pharmacy

3,223

15,219

5

CIS Chasers

CIS

3,203

15,594


If you are taking part in the GCC, don't forget to record your steps every day so that the totals and averages are always up to date. Prizes will soon be awarded to the most improved team, with more prizes and competitions to come.

Well done to everyone taking part. The GCC continues until 11 September so follow our progress on the WHS website.