Sporting challenge for businesses in the New Year

By Hayley Cook on December 22nd, 2015 - comments

Cycling 2Businesses across the county are encouraged to join Active Lincolnshire’s eight week sporting challenge in the New Year.

Workplace Challenge encourages staff to take part in sport and physical activity, competing against individuals and businesses to win points for their organisation. The business with the most points at the end of the eight weeks will clinch the title of ‘Lincolnshire’s Sportiest Workplace’, and there are lots of spot prizes to be won throughout.

The free eight week challenge launches on Monday 4 January 2016, and is part of a national incentive to promote sport, physical activity and health improvements across the UK’s workplaces.

Janet Inman, Chief Executive at Active Lincolnshire, said:

“We were one of the first counties to launch Workplace Challenge in January 2014 and the response we had was fantastic. Since then, it’s gone from strength to strength with more workplaces than ever before getting involved. Encouraging more people to participate more frequently in sport and physical activity is one of our key objectives, and Workplace Challenge allows us to reward the positive impact it can have on people’s lives.”

During the challenge this year, nearly 1000 people recorded 29,000 activities on the Workplace Challenge website during the eight weeks. Activities range from walking the dog and gardening to high-intensity cardio sport.

Malc Smith, an employee at Lincolnshire County Council, has taken part in both Workplace Challenge’s and has signed up for 2016. He said:

“I heard about Workplace Challenge just after Christmas and thought it sounded ideal to keep myself active and increase the amount of activity I took part in. A few colleagues signed up and it soon turned into a competition; trying to do more than other people and gain more points for the business. Setting a weekly target was useful and having something to achieve motivated me to do more.”

Companies of all sizes are eligible for Workplace Challenge, and can register for free on the Workplace Challenge website.

For more information, contact Laura McGill on 01205 730 325 or email laura.mcgill@lincolnshiresport.com.