Climbing Mount Everest 157 times over four weeks is impressive, even if it was achieved as a virtual activity challenge with all the steps taken on Irish soil. The challenge was part of SL Controls’ Live Well at SL programme, an initiative that promotes good physical health and exercise in the workplace.
With staff currently working remotely, each employee who participated joined a virtual team to compete in the SL Controls Activity Challenge 2020. The challenge was for each team to rack up as many steps as possible by walking, running, or cycling.
The winning team, Worst Case Scenario, completed almost 2.3 million steps over the four-week period. Well done to the winning team members Declan Costello, Alan Loughlin, Philip Nicholson, and Paul Dillon.
Paul Dillon also finished as the individual winner, achieving an individual total of 775,583 steps over the four week period, with a final day effort of 53,488 steps.
Norma Mulligan, HR Generalist at SL Controls, said: “This was a fun challenge with an important message about establishing a healthy exercise routine that fits in with working remotely. The results from everyone were superb, so congratulations to all.”
Images from the SL Controls Virtual Activity Challenge 2020
Challenge Slieve Bloom Mountains Laois-Offaly
Castlelough Lough Derg
Union Rock Sligo