Corby people rack up 20 Million Step Challenge record

A walk around the Boating Lake saw 36 people walk a total of 148 miles
A walk around the Boating Lake saw 36 people walk a total of 148 miles

The people of Corby turned out in force to take part in the 20 Million Step Challenge across the county over the weekend, smashing their results from the previous year.

A grand total of 209 people walked a total distance of 895.3 miles, equating to an outstanding 1,790,600 steps in a variety of events, from lunchtime walks to gym customers using treadmills.

The achievement saw an increase of more than one million steps from the efforts of 2014, with almost twice as many people taking part.

Corby Council’s lead member for community Cllr John McGhee said: “We are totally amazed by Corby’s results this year and would like to thank everyone who took part.

“Not only did we have nearly 100 more people join the events this year but in total we managed to take over a million more steps too.

“The 20 Million Step Challenge is all about getting people active and moving in the simplest of exercise and we hope next year to tally up over 1,000 miles in Corby alone.”

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