During the latest Coronavirus lockdown, team Ryan's have donned their walking boots, trainers and cycling helmets to travel from Lands End to John O'Groats. Split into teams, staff have submitted their weekly miles in a bid to be the first team to make it to John O'Groats. Miles could be achieved by running, walking or cycling (cycling was counted as half) sharing their pictures and stories along the way.
In just eight weeks our first team, consisting of Sarah Beard, Vikki Rowell, Chelsea Gladwin, Sam Seaman, Karen Evans and Becky Easton have made it to John O'Groats, covering a total of 885 miles between them and all receiving a prize.
In fact the whole Ryan's team have covered an impressive 5,329 miles collectively, approximately the distance from England to Las Vegas!
Mid way through the challenge one staff member commented "I’m enjoying the challenge, it’s a really good idea – thank you for thinking of it. It gives a bit more purpose to getting out and about and keeping reasonably fit during lockdown!"
Tim Larke, Director said “We love a challenge at Ryan’s and the team have really risen to the occasion and really enjoyed getting outside “virtually” with their colleagues when we’ve been absent from one another for so many months. It’s helped that everyone has stayed so motivated by going out in all weather and pushed themselves to go a little further than they may of otherwise of done. We are already looking forward to another challenge to keep us connected and motivated to get outdoors”
With the country being in the midst of a third national lockdown, being motivated to get out and exercise during the winter months has proved more challenging, but has never been more important for our mental health. The Ryan's team hope to continue with more challenges to keep them moving and staying positive.