Welcome to Elympics

Now into its second year, the Engage Elympics is a year long challenge, devised not only to make us the healthiest digital agency on the block but to also raise over £8,000 for four fantastic local Leeds charities.

Use this website to track our progress as we run, cycle, swim and hike towards our ambitious goal – and if you’re feeling extra generous, you can even donate a little bit to help us along the way!

Total stats

activities 3589 Activities
distance 16401 Distance (mi)
time 2476 Time (hrs)
elevation 661676 Elevation (ft)

2017 Leaderboard 1st March 2017   –   28th February 2018

Cycling
Running
Hiking
Workouts
Rowing
Swimming
Money raised
photo of Dave Wrightson

Dave

1,839.49mi

42.32mi

341.03mi

62.2 hrs

3.23mi

1.00mi

£856.39

photo of Alex Willcocks

Alex

1,896.33mi

64.41mi

51.93mi

3.4 hrs

1.24mi

£532.35

photo of James Elliman

James

10.56mi

401.26mi

47.69mi

15.6 hrs

15.22mi

0.56mi

£433.10

photo of Simon Willans

Simon

1,333.29mi

136.24mi

41.55mi

£422.59

photo of Chris Willerton

Chris

1,810.54mi

1.86mi

27.18mi

0.93mi

£409.07

photo of Alex Sim

Alex

162.89mi

211.11mi

53.3 hrs

£389.28

photo of James Atha

James

1,031.16mi

21.10mi

50.3 hrs

1.24mi

£385.84

photo of Pippa Holman

Pippa

322.07mi

37.98mi

26.5 hrs

£350.51

photo of Adam Gilleard

Adam

1,475.86mi

13.40mi

4.3 hrs

£339.58

photo of Jamie Wright

Jamie

25.31mi

42.15mi

23.36mi

52.6 hrs

2.44mi

12.04mi

£277.82

photo of Adam Buchanan

Adam

12.29mi

221.22mi

1.5 hrs

76.73mi

0.25mi

£273.49

photo of Georgia Davies

Georgia

14.56mi

122.36mi

272.44mi

4.0 hrs

£238.92

photo of Julie Wrightson

Julie

0.92mi

493.28mi

1.5 hrs

£221.67

photo of Tom Schofield

Tom

939.08mi

4.8 hrs

5.59mi

£219.31

photo of Dom Mernock

Dom

658.18mi

44.81mi

64.96mi

5.7 hrs

1.24mi

0.75mi

£212.28

photo of Heidi Garthwaite

Heidi

3.00mi

250.37mi

£207.23

photo of Durham Hale ARCC

Durham

397.68mi

121.56mi

22.44mi

£192.53

photo of Will Blackmore

Will

209.84mi

25.93mi

24.16mi

23.9 hrs

£146.92

photo of Matthew Wilkinson

Matthew

8.39mi

16.50mi

190.42mi

0.25mi

£142.60

photo of Moona Paldanius

Moona

57.00mi

36.7 hrs

£139.32

photo of Tom Scott

Tom

125.57mi

75.53mi

16.1 hrs

1.24mi

£138.16

photo of Shreedhan Vaidya

Shreedhan

32.66mi

11.90mi

30.0 hrs

£115.29

photo of Chris Pattle

Chris

71.18mi

£56.95

photo of Hayley Brent

Hayley

60.89mi

7.63mi

22.11mi

7.21mi

£55.95

photo of Jason Stainton

Jason

30.29mi

16.21mi

2.2 hrs

7.94mi

£43.96

photo of Amy Richards

Amy

15.06mi

18.64mi

£21.00

photo of Thomas Nadin

Thomas

3.01mi

32.98mi

£18.01

photo of Jamie Sykes

Jamie

5.40mi

8.53mi

2.7 hrs

1.36mi

£16.22

photo of Tom Horner

Tom

1.87mi

2.0 hrs

£9.50

photo of Matt O'beney

Matt

photo of Marta Fumagalli

Marta

photo of Matt Slater

Matt

photo of Hayley Standridge

Hayley

photo of Fred Lorenzo

Fred

photo of Kate Moxon

Kate

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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.

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.

Toast.Love.Coffee

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

FAQs

Can I use Elympics at my work?

At the moment, Elympics isn’t available outside of Engage. If you’d like to run Elympics at your work you can register your interest here and if we get enough, we’ll see what we can do.

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 2017 to March 2018.

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.