10,000 Steps Challenge Concludes in Prato
The Monash 10,000 Steps Challenge 2015: Let's Explore Italy
This year saw 356 teams and 2714 participants walk an amazing 848,605,870 million cumulative steps on a virtual walk across Italy, from historical Naples, taking in the beautiful city of Venice and before finishing in Prato (Florence).
In a celebratory lunch held at Clayton, participants were congratulated for their commitment to health, by Paul Barton, Director of Business Support and encouraged to continue their journey. Guest Speaker Dr Richard Chambers, Mindfulness Consultant, highlighted the benefits of daily physical activity incorporating mindfulness.
Winning teams were applauded and presented their trophies, with the top prize for the first team to complete the virtual walk around Italy going to Train Rex from Clayton campus with Looneytunes@Monash a close second and Ganz Toll coming in third. The highest number of steps for the challenge went to Sophia Wilson Patel who clocked up a staggering 2,116,500 Steps.
The winning teams at all sites are:
Best overall Monash team: Train Rex
Best Faculty/Divisional area: Office of the CIO
Alfred:Jean Hailes Research Unit Crisp Smiths
Bendigo: A Spelndid Centipede
Berwick: More than Just a team
Box Hill: Lab Rats
Caulfield: Viva Italia
Clayton: Train Rex
Malaysia: J and the Amazing
Parkville: Polyactivity- The Force Awakens
Peninsula: Super Squadra
Prato: Ma ndo Vaj
South Africa: #wold class walkers
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