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Beat the Street wins gold at London Sport Awards!
Beat the Street East London, funded by the National Charity Partnership, has won the Resources award at the 2016 London Sport Awards.
Intelligent Health’s East London Beat the Street project has won an award at the London Sport Awards, held at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Thursday, 21st January. Funded by the National Charity Partnership between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation and Tesco, the community walking project helped over 20,000 people in four boroughs collectively walk an amazing total of 103,958 miles in autumn last year.
How to stay motivated to meet your fitness goals
Many people add “getting fit” to their New Year resolutions, but this needn’t mean pulling on the Lycra and reluctantly heading to the gym. The government recommends just 30 minutes of physical activity a day and this can include walking.
Dr William Bird, founder of Intelligent Health set up Beat the Street, a fun walking programme to get communities active.
Beat the Street moves people in a journey round the world
A mass participation walking and cycling competition has been taking the UK – and beyond – by storm with 175,198 people having walked 1.5 million miles in 21 areas this year.
Beat the Street is a simple competition that turns a town or area into a real life game. Players walk, run or cycle around the area recording their journeys with RFID technology. Players collectively travel towards a fun target and view their performance via a website. Teams and individuals all compete together and the community aspect of the programme has proved a huge incentive.
Beat the Street in shortlist for two London Sports Awards
Intelligent Health’s Beat the Street East London walking and cycling competition has been shortlisted for the London Sport Awards 2015 in two categories – the Make it Easier Award and the Resources award.
The competition was held in Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest and Hackney in September and October this year. More than 22,000 people took part, walking nearly 104,000 miles in seven weeks.
Hounslow Complete Beat the Street 2015
Presentations of trophies and prize funds for the winners of the Beat the Street Hounslow competition have been held this week.
Set the goal of ditching the car and walking, cycling and running on a collective journey around the earth for six weeks, Hounslow rose to the challenge and its 11,000 participants walked a grand total of 39,286 miles.
GP Referral Programme begins in South Somerset
Inactive people in and around three South Somerset communities are taking part in new programme led by South Somerset District Council.
The ‘Click into Activity’ project is one of only sixteen nationally to receive investment from Sport England’s Get Healthy, Get Active fund which aims to get inactive people moving.
Intelligent Health are providing the integrated website, app, smartcard platform and training which supports inactive members of the public to become active via referral and support through their GP practices.
Beat the Street Epic in Athens
The municipalities of Marousi, Iraklion and Kallithea, have completed a 6 week Beat the Street programme, from 26 October – 6 December.
Residents played the game to reduce pollution; free up streets from traffic and get active.
Beat The Street was brought to Greece for the first time by Harokopio University of Athens and funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation. Twenty-two thousand two hundred and thirty three Athenians travelled over 129,000 miles in 6 weeks.