Thousands of people have walked, run or cycled over 90,000 miles in Hounslow and Southall.
Published: Tuesday, 18th October 2016
Thousands of people have walked, run or cycled over 90,000 miles in Hounslow and Southall in just three weeks as local community health competition, Beat the Street reaches the halfway point.
Beat the Street, which is running until 2 November, has seen the boroughs of Hounslow and Southall turn into a real-life game, challenging the community to collectively walk, cycle or run as far as possible in six weeks.
With three weeks of the game gone, over 90,000 miles have been recorded as all ages have been inspired to take part in the fun and as a result, are improving their physical and general health and wellbeing.
Beat the Street is being run by Intelligent Health on behalf of Hounslow and Ealing Council.
As people register the miles of activity they have completed, many have been able to collect bonus points and prizes, along with encouraging their neighbours and friends.
There are currently more than 80 teams competing against each other to see who can travel the furthest.
The teams in front at the halfway stage are Hounslow Town Primary School and Durdans Park Primary School, Southall. Both teams are in the running to win up to £1,000 worth of Decathlon vouchers if they are still on top by the end of the game.
Councillor Corinna Smart, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leisure, Hounslow Council, said: “We have been really impressed by the huge positive response to Beat the Street over the past three weeks.
“It is amazing to see so many people getting behind the competition and the great thing is, they become more active.
“With just three weeks left to go, we’d encourage anyone who hasn’t yet taken part to get involved by picking up a card at their nearest GP surgery, leisure centre or library. It is also an opportunity to go exploring and discover something new about your borough!”