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Virgin Pulse Global Challenge – week five update

Seven members of the Gibbons team are currently tackling the 100-day Virgin Pulse Global Challenge. This competition tasks the group with wearing a pedometer all day, every day until Friday 15th December, in order to accumulate the maximum number of steps for their team.

The ‘Funky Gibbons’ team is up against seven fellow ABB authorised value providers, and the stiff competition has motivated us all to become more active. Being part of a team is driving us all to up our daily step count, with no-one wanting to ‘let the side down’ as we attempt to climb the leader board.

Last week saw us undertake the ‘Beat Your Best’ mini challenge, which required each of us to improve our personal best on one day between 5th and 8th October.

A fantastic effort saw five of the team set new records, including Contracts Director Barry Horsfall, who was once again the pacesetter with a tremendous 38,713 steps (around 18 miles). Even Marketing Executive Rael Bearman, who was soaking up the sun in Fuerteventura, managed a new PB of 17,337 between cocktails.

Let’s see how this has affected the league table at the 35-day mark:

With an impressive 237 miles stepped and cycled by the Funky Gibbons over the last seven days – up on the previous week’s total – we’ve closed the gap on fourth-placed Central Striders while extending our lead over Team Halcyon.

With the top half of the table firmly in our sights, will we make the leap into fourth place next week?

As an authorised value provider, Gibbons is exclusively approved to supply, install and service ABB drives while offering training and technical expertise. Find out more by calling 01621 868 138 or email

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