Overall Stats

3275 Activities
17842miles Distance
2084hrs Total Time
635169ft Elevation

February’s total

£357.12

See how we did in previous months!

February’s Leaderboard

Everyone that raises £30 or more gets entered into our monthly prize draw to win a day off!

Cycling
Running
Hiking
Rowing
Swimming
Time spent
Money raised
photo of Alex Willcocks

Alex

114.63mi

16.62mi

3.01mi

11.7 hrs

£37.44

photo of Heidi Garthwaite

Heidi

5.90mi

41.57mi

6.7 hrs

£31.47

photo of Pippa Holman

Pippa

15.00mi

34.33mi

5.8 hrs

£30.45

The trailing pack…

Cycling
Running
Hiking
Rowing
Swimming
Time spent
Money raised
photo of Chris Willerton

Chris

141.40mi

2.74mi

10.0 hrs

£29.42

photo of Tom Schofield

Tom

90.81mi

15.51mi

9.9 hrs

£28.99

photo of Simon Willans

Simon

102.86mi

7.17mi

3.75mi

11.2 hrs

£27.83

photo of Matthew Wilkinson

Matthew

10.72mi

36.35mi

7.3 hrs

£27.59

photo of Adam Gilleard

Adam

136.16mi

7.0 hrs

£27.22

photo of James Elliman

James

28.02mi

1.49mi

0.56mi

4.8 hrs

£25.70

photo of Jamie Wright

Jamie

8.00mi

13.61mi

3.70mi

3.20mi

2.10mi

7.9 hrs

£24.61

photo of Dave Wrightson

Dave

21.01mi

12.31mi

26.13mi

12.9 hrs

£24.49

photo of Julie Wrightson

Julie

26.40mi

10.7 hrs

£10.56

photo of Durham Hale ARCC

Durham

42.72mi

2.5 hrs

£8.54

photo of Adam Buchanan

Adam

10.44mi

3.0 hrs

£8.35

photo of Georgia Davies

Georgia

13.95mi

3.90mi

4.0 hrs

£8.31

photo of viki ross

viki

3.11mi

3.00mi

1.24mi

1.4 hrs

£2.68

photo of Tom Scott

Tom

2.17mi

1.0 hrs

£1.74

photo of Hayley Brent

Hayley

1.24mi

0.3 hrs

£0.99

photo of Shreedhan Vaidya

Shreedhan

0.93mi

0.2 hrs

£0.74

The couch potatoes...

photo of Fred Lorenzo

Fred

photo of Will Blackmore

Will

photo of Dom Mernock

Dom

photo of James Atha

James

photo of Jason Stainton

Jason

photo of Amy Richards

Amy

photo of Tom Horner

Tom

Who we’re supporting

We’ve chosen 4 great causes to support over the 12 months of Elympics, with funds raised being equally distributed each quarter. After much discussion, we decided we didn’t want our contribution to be a drop in the ocean so instead instead went looking for smaller, local charities where it will hopefully make a real, measurable difference!

Lineham Farm

A charity that gives disadvantaged, disabled and local school children a break in the glorious Leeds countryside.

ToastLoveCoffee

A community café; creating a space where boundaries between different communities will disappear over good coffee, good food and good conversations.

CATCH

Operators of The Hub – a community space based in Harehills, setup in partnership with West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council.

Open Country

A Harrogate-based charity that seeks to enable anyone with any disability to access the countryside.

Can I make an additional donation?

Of course – we’d love to smash our target if we can! All 3rd party donations will be kept in a separate online fund which will then be distributed equally across the 4 organisations at the end of the 12 months. These donations will be in addition to the £8,000 we're aiming to raise and donate as a company.

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FAQs

Who are you guys?!

We’re a digital agency based up in glorious Leeds, UK. You can read more about us over on engageinteractive.co.uk

How did the idea come about?

Although working in digital is undeniably a fantastic way to spend your week – it’s certainly not the most active, with people regularly spending 6+ hours a day sat at their desks. At the same time there’s a whole load of science documenting the physiological and psychological benefits of an active lifestyle – from improved performance at work through to a better night's sleep and increased confidence. Plus let’s not forgot those all important digits on your scales!

All this got us thinking about how, as a company, we could encourage an increased level of activity in everyone’s lives but in a more creative and rewarding way than simply handing out gym memberships to the keen few. It wasn’t long before we had the early shapings of an idea to convert these hard earned miles into money, but rather than put that money in people’s own pockets we’d instead look to donate the funds to a number of small, worthy local causes where the donations would make a notable and measurable difference.

How do you track everything?

All activities are tracked using Strava (so no cheating!) and then using their API we grab all the data and plug it into our fancy little microsite, doing a bit of maths along the way to calculate a whole number of interesting statistics and eventually generating our monthly Elympics leaderboard.

How long is Elympics running for?

We’re raising money over a 12 month period, from March 2016 to March 2017. Hopefully, if all goes well we’ll then repeat it all again next year!

How are you keeping the team ‘Engaged’?

Aside from the obvious gains of getting healthier and helping good causes we also sweeten the deal by putting everyone who raises over £30 each month (equivalent to 150 miles of cycling or 37.5 miles of running) in a random draw to win an extra days holiday!

Can I feature this project on my blog / paper etc.

Of course! Just drop us an email to elympics@engageinteractive.co.uk and we’ll be happy to help out.

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