Step Challenge 2017 Prize Winners

After all the hard work participants put into Step Challenge 2017, it was great to be able to celebrate some of those involved with prize giving events in Limerick and Dublin in mid-November.

2017 Step Challenge Winners

Chasing Pavements from Limerick City Council received their trophy for 1st Place (Non-Desk based) at the city’s civic offices. They did 816,476 steps throughout the month of September, that’s equivalent to some 600 kilometres.

In Dublin, Callous Bunions from the ESB picked up their prize for finishing top of the leaderboard (desk based). Having finished 3rd last year, they put in an extra effort this year to rack up a knee-cracking 1,059,368 steps in 28 days. 2 of the 3 team members explain how they managed to do it:

And it was another team from the ESB that picked up the Best Improver prize. Spanish Steps did just that, walking the Camino de Santiago in the last week of the challenge. 

ESB Step Challenge Coordinator, Brian Gray, accepting on behalf of Spanish Steps

The DSL team from Eir, won the prize draw for the desk based team who finished 25th-50th on the leaderboard and attended the Dublin event to collect their prizes.

The DSL team from Eir

And 2 of the 5 Best Team Captains also joined us to pick up their certificates and goodie bags. Below are some of the lovely things said about all five of our captains when nominated by their team members:

“…proved an inspirational leader who provided motivation to his steppers and harnessed  great team spirit.”

” …went above and beyond to motivate us, in joining in and lunchtime challenges. We had Walking Wednesday which worked really well.”

” …encouraged me to join the team as I’d never took part in the Step Challenge before. He kept us updated and encouraged us to hit the challenge steps every week. He made it great fun.”

” As a very new member of staff, I felt very welcomed and valued. That continued after the Step Challenge and I feel she is definitely deserving of a prize for her inclusivity, energy and kindness.”

“…he didn’t have to do it but he got stuck in and made it work…was always full of encouragement and fun.”

Abdul Jalil, Best Team Captain – Dept. of Transport, Tourism & Sport 

Oisin Devilly, Best Captain-Dublin City Council


Best Workplaces

Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates based in Blackrock, Co Dublin won Best Small Workplace. 94% of their workplace took part in Step Challenge 2017.

Best Small Workplace – Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates

And Takeda Pharmaceuticals based in Dublin and County Wicklow took the prize for Best Large Workplace doing on average  313,171 steps throughout the Step Challenge.

Best Large Workplace – Takeda