Members of Energy Fitness Professionals (EFP) fitness centres from across the UK took part in a gym challenge during April to run as many miles as they could. 126 members from across 14 sites took part in the event completing a massive 3698.5 miles. The idea for the challenge came about after Grace Austin, one of the Companies Group Manager’s, was preparing herself for running in the London Marathon and wanted to try and get members from the EFP sites involved in running. A challenge was designed to encourage members to complete as many miles as they could over April with prizes being awarded for the person who completed the most miles and also the club that collectively covered the most amount of miles. The winner of the competition, Adrian Lee from QinetiQ Farnborough clocked up the most miles at a massive 238 over the month, he was awarded a brand new Polar Heart Rate Monitor to assist him with this training. He was closely followed by Jason Field from PRDC in second place with 236 miles. The members at Nokia clocked up the most miles completing a huge 726 miles over the month. At least 8 members from different sites actually took part in the London Marathon event itself collectively raising a current total of £11,728.04 for various charities including Oxfam, Multiple Sclerosis, Breast Cancer and the British Heart Foundation. Alan Gallacher, Director of Energy Fitness Professionals, says, “I am very proud of what has been achieved across our sites. We had a very successful number of participants signed up on the challenge, and also taking part in the London Marathon itself. We are delighted to get members motivated in getting fitter and at the same time raising money for all sorts of great causes whilst initiating a fun competitive spirit amongst our different sites.
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