We’ve now started Elympics Year Two.  See our current progress →

Overall Stats

3289 Activities
17917miles Distance
2091hrs Total Time
636995ft Elevation

Year One Leaderboard

1st March 2016   –   28th February 2017

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

Alex

2,670.72mi

96.11mi

45.64mi

1.82mi

5.39mi

219.6 hrs

£742.90

photo of Durham Hale ARCC

Durham

2,639.13mi

129.36mi

22.39mi

178.5 hrs

£657.78

photo of Pippa Holman

Pippa

21.40mi

562.24mi

1.95mi

85.7 hrs

£502.42

photo of James Elliman

James

34.10mi

309.48mi

42.76mi

179.07mi

10.29mi

115.9 hrs

£484.37

photo of Simon Willans

Simon

1,527.13mi

115.81mi

28.36mi

160.4 hrs

£447.56

photo of Dave Wrightson

Dave

975.34mi

106.26mi

223.83mi

172.0 hrs

£407.06

photo of Chris Willerton

Chris

1,645.07mi

22.27mi

10.95mi

121.7 hrs

£386.65

photo of Adam Gilleard

Adam

1,081.26mi

35.37mi

3.00mi

65.4 hrs

£276.07

photo of Tom Schofield

Tom

1,025.77mi

2.47mi

6.18mi

30.29mi

0.37mi

96.4 hrs

£259.17

photo of Jamie Wright

Jamie

110.55mi

141.75mi

22.70mi

3.20mi

11.20mi

99.6 hrs

£232.20

photo of Will Blackmore

Will

973.07mi

20.50mi

10.73mi

79.2 hrs

£217.18

photo of Julie Wrightson

Julie

4.66mi

409.73mi

163.9 hrs

£210.75

photo of Matthew Wilkinson

Matthew

120.46mi

20.96mi

29.50mi

175.52mi

6.46mi

67.9 hrs

£207.46

photo of Tom Scott

Tom

137.99mi

155.51mi

4.20mi

57.7 hrs

£184.03

photo of Georgia Davies

Georgia

105.21mi

199.80mi

3.90mi

79.8 hrs

£180.76

photo of Adam Buchanan

Adam

5.57mi

184.33mi

4.22mi

46.5 hrs

£155.92

photo of Hayley Brent

Hayley

53.42mi

78.67mi

51.59mi

2.00mi

4.00mi

60.8 hrs

£130.58

photo of Viki ross

Viki

85.46mi

69.01mi

3.10mi

18.18mi

51.0 hrs

£123.29

photo of James Atha

James

384.87mi

42.13mi

5.81mi

1.24mi

37.7 hrs

£120.28

photo of Dom Mernock

Dom

197.50mi

47.41mi

19.35mi

1.74mi

0.62mi

35.9 hrs

£91.84

photo of Heidi Garthwaite

Heidi

5.50mi

9.50mi

80.93mi

12.9 hrs

£91.67

photo of Jason Stainton

Jason

59.62mi

46.29mi

7.52mi

26.3 hrs

£87.90

photo of Amy Richards

Amy

86.82mi

4.58mi

20.3 hrs

£71.28

photo of Fred Lorenzo

Fred

61.43mi

26.2 hrs

£24.57

photo of Shreedhan Vaidya

Shreedhan

15.53mi

4.04mi

20.73mi

9.4 hrs

£14.62

photo of Tom Horner

Tom

14.75mi

2.8 hrs

£11.80

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.