GCC News

Congratulations 2014 competition winners

1 October 2014

This year, the top participant award went to Janusz Tydda, from the Harpreet's Heroes team. Janusz clocked up 3,932,136 walk steps plus 1,264,170 bike steps. That's an average of 51,963 steps- and without a single missed entry!!

Congratulations Janusz!

Other remarkable achievements were:

  • Donna Clarke, Escape from Alcatraz- most improved individual- 97%!
  • Harpreet's Heroes (ICT)- overall most improved team- 23%!
  • Take a Jalk (Sydney Medical School)- runner up, most improved team- 15%!
4 September 2014

We are pleased to announce the 2014 GCC winning TEAM is Harpreet’s Heroes with an amazing total of 15,197,361 steps- equivalent to 9726km!

Here is a summary of the top 10 teams:

Rank

Team Name

Area Name

Total steps

Daily step average

Total distance KM

1

Harpreet's Heroes

Information & Communications Technologies (ICT)

15197361

21710

9726

2

Footrot Returns

Veterinary Science

14234920

20364

9910

3

Long Walk to Freedom

Information & Communications Technologies (ICT)

12468553

17992

7980

4

Wordy Walkers

Marketing and Communications

11273191

16127

7215

5

Nepean

Sydney Medical School

10826665

15466

6929

6

Westmead Wacky Wanderers

Education Portfolio

10811123

18231

6919

7

Lost in Pace

University Library

10558598

15083

6758

8

Sole Survivors

Human Resources

10099392

14427

6464

9

CPCcardiocrew

Charles Perkins Centre

10081805

14485

6452

10

Benelong Breakers

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

10022512

15443

6414

Congratulations most improved competition winners

8 August 2014
Most improved team winner

Ruth Friedman from the Forum Restaurant presents the most improved team prize to This is IT: Christian Gouveros (team captain), Dat Nguyen, Hadi Mostafavi, Lucinda Matthews, Richard Warr, Shannon Hong and Timo Frost.

Most improved individual winner

The most improved individual winner Mark Villar with his Fitbit (photographed with team mate Jason Williams).

To help motivate University GCC participants during the winter months, we recently held a most improved team and individual competition. The team and individual with the greatest percentage increase in their average step count during the period 16 to 30 July would be the ultimate winners.

This is IT from the Sydney Business School won the title of most improved team and received a voucher for four scrumptious tasting plates from the Forum Restaurant. Mark Villar from the vICTims (Information and Communications Technology) won the title of most improved individual and walked away with a Fitbit.

Keep moving everyone and we’ll see you at the finish line.

GCC photo competition prize presentation

31 July 2014
GCC photo competition winners presentation

Harpeets Heroes receive their prizes

Fiona Wolfenden, Claims Prevention Coordinator and Justine Cantley, Injury Management Manager from Injury Management Services were pleased to attend a morning tea organised by Harpreet’s Heroes to celebrate their 2014 Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) best team photo competition win.

The heroes enthusiastically received their Allianz goodie bags and have pledged to keep walking. They are armed with a number of winning strategies to get them to the GCC finishing line, but according to Gregory Baker-Moss their real strategy is to just put in the steps.

“We are a desk bound group who have committed to moving more, walking more and winning the challenge,” he said. “The real prize is team bonding, healthier, happier bodies and minds and hopefully lots more energy.”