Welcome to Elympics

Now into its forth 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 £10,000 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 4912 Activities
distance 17312 Distance (mi)
time 4127 Time (hrs)
elevation 808622 Elevation (ft)

2018 Leaderboard 1st March 2018   –   28th February 2019

Cycling
Running
Hiking
Workouts
Rowing
Swimming
Money raised
photo of Alex Willcocks

Alex

2,790.53mi

197.34mi

87.65mi

26.6 hrs

£804.24

photo of Ryan Gledhill

Ryan

1,060.60mi

23.47mi

34.68mi

167.6 hrs

£580.01

photo of Jamie Wright

Jamie

248.58mi

89.72mi

7.19mi

204.8 hrs

18.37mi

0.79mi

£549.94

photo of James Atha

James

1,385.72mi

11.50mi

108.2 hrs

2.17mi

£506.85

photo of Dave Wrightson

Dave

904.61mi

11.15mi

244.11mi

108.1 hrs

£503.61

photo of Adam Buchanan

Adam

6.30mi

290.04mi

42.69mi

114.8 hrs

9.94mi

£487.00

photo of Tom Schofield

Tom

1,126.09mi

87.91mi

6.40mi

73.0 hrs

19.24mi

0.16mi

£458.32

photo of James Elliman

James

271.76mi

93.90mi

92.8 hrs

2.49mi

£442.31

photo of Pippa Holman

Pippa

238.03mi

20.59mi

101.8 hrs

2.74mi

£413.10

photo of Thomas Nadin

Thomas

1.74mi

11.72mi

608.30mi

61.9 hrs

£376.89

photo of Adam Gilleard

Adam

892.48mi

184.56mi

4.36mi

19.3 hrs

£366.15

photo of Simon Willans

Simon

1,215.82mi

67.90mi

129.24mi

5.0 hrs

£359.19

photo of Moona Paldanius

Moona

158.70mi

28.18mi

96.4 hrs

£331.08

photo of Shreedhan Vaidya

Shreedhan

6.21mi

5.93mi

279.19mi

91.5 hrs

0.31mi

£300.92

photo of Chris Willerton

Chris

1,203.81mi

51.27mi

21.26mi

1.0 hrs

£292.27

photo of Rob Heald

Rob

524.92mi

106.36mi

135.11mi

20.0 hrs

0.62mi

£284.53

photo of Georgia Davies

Georgia

93.01mi

229.66mi

36.1 hrs

£238.47

photo of Alexis Frier

Alexis

13.31mi

52.05mi

90.4 hrs

£204.23

photo of Fred Lorenzo

Fred

475.01mi

4.0 hrs

£197.99

photo of Alex Sim

Alex

104.44mi

166.20mi

18.3 hrs

£186.46

photo of Heidi Garthwaite

Heidi

163.43mi

44.7 hrs

2.49mi

£156.48

photo of Dom Mernock

Dom

249.91mi

32.09mi

37.97mi

31.8 hrs

£154.34

photo of Kate Moxon

Kate

7.96mi

47.7 hrs

£98.52

photo of Will Blackmore

Will

258.56mi

12.07mi

32.29mi

1.5 hrs

£77.31

photo of Tom Scott

Tom

10.54mi

42.44mi

15.3 hrs

0.99mi

£70.69

photo of Hayley Standridge

Hayley

28.60mi

59.20mi

8.6 hrs

£63.70

photo of Amy Richards

Amy

42.28mi

4.85mi

4.9 hrs

0.62mi

1.65mi

£52.63

photo of Julie Wrightson

Julie

99.31mi

£39.74

photo of Tom Horner

Tom

25.18mi

14.4 hrs

£38.90

photo of Matt Slater

Matt

3.11mi

11.0 hrs

£24.49

photo of Matthew Wilkinson

Matthew

12.23mi

0.8 hrs

15.22mi

0.12mi

£17.53

photo of Adriana Badea

Adriana

8.5 hrs

£17.00

photo of Jason Stainton

Jason

15.21mi

1.6 hrs

0.56mi

£15.73

photo of Marta Fumagalli

Marta

6.3 hrs

£12.50

photo of Matt O'beney

Matt

3.0 hrs

£6.00

photo of Zahra Tariq

Zahra

1.60mi

£1.28

photo of Hayley Brent

Hayley

photo of Jamie Sykes

Jamie

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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.