Virtual Walking Challenge

How far will you get?

The Offa’s Dyke Path is 177 miles from beginning to end. How far do you think you’ll be able to walk in 10 days? What about in the entire month of June? How far along the path will you make it?

At a brisk pace, a person will walk at a speed of about 3 miles per hour.

To walk the length of the path in 10 days, you have to walk about 18 miles a day  – that’s 40,500 steps!

If you fancy walking that distance over the month of June, you’ll have to do about 6 miles (or 13,500 steps) every day!

Offa's Dyke Challenge

 

We realise that not everyone will be able to join Len on Offa’s Dyke so, as part of Len’s Challenge, we’re organising a virtual challenge so people can take part wherever they are.

Len’s Challenge aims to support people to get walking and create a culture that promotes walking during and outside of work. We hope that by joining the Challenge, you and your team will see how easy it is to include some form of brisk walking into everyday life and to continue to walk every day long after the Challenge finishes. If brisk walking becomes a regular and normal part of your active lifestyle, you will see all of the physical and mental benefits of being active!

Together, let’s walk the length of Offa’s Dyke, The Virtual Challenge is about:

  • Walking as teams to complete the length of Offa’s Dyke
  • Adding together the daily steps and miles walked of all individual team members
  • Building walking into your day, walking in your own time and in your local area
  • Walk at a brisk pace to really see the benefits to your health and wellbeing. Brisk walking is walking at a pace that makes you breath faster, heart beat increases and warms you up.

It may sound like a lot of walking, but in a team of 6 walking together can be fun.

One person can walk 2250 steps in 20 minutes which is 1 mile!

So, that is just three 20 minute brisk walks a day, and there are simple ways to include walking into your working day;

  • Lunch time walk with friends
  • Walk to and from work
    • Get off the bus or train a stop earlier
    • Park the car further away from work
  • Take a meeting for a walk
  • If you have a break, get outside and walk around, every step counts!

 

Walking Route Distance Time Estimated steps
Heath High Level Station to University of Wales Hospital Heath 1.1 Miles 21 minutes 2250 steps
Cardiff Central Station to Cardiff Royal Infirmary 1.1 Miles 23 Minutes 2250 steps
Cogan Train Station to University of Wales Hospital Llandough 1.1 Miles 23 Minutes 2250 steps
Lunch Time Walk

St David’s Hospital, Cardiff

1.4 Miles 29 Minutes 3200 steps
Lunch Time Walk

Riverside Health Centre

1.4 Miles 29 Minutes 3200 Steps
Lunch Time Walk

Barry Hospital

1.1 Miles 22 Minutes 2250 steps
Lunch Time Walk

Rockwood Hospital

1.5 Miles 29 Minutes 3300 steps
Lunch Time Walk

Whitchurch Hospital

1.5 Miles 30 Minutes 3375 steps

 

More information on how to sign up to the virtual challenge will be available soon.