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Virgin Pulse Global Challenge – week eight update

Seven members of the Gibbons Engineering Group team are taking part in the 100-day Virgin Pulse Global Challenge. This event requires participants to wear a pedometer throughout 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 is driving us all to become healthier and more active.

We’re now past the halfway point of the challenge, and last week saw us each undertake a personal mini challenge requiring us to achieve a minimum number of steps on three consecutive days. A sterling effort from the Funky Gibbons helped us to consolidate fifth place in the standings, although it’s fair to say the dream of topping the table come December 15th is looking like a tall order.

After accumulating 218 miles this week, the team has now clocked up a total of 4.1 million steps, with a daily average distance of 4.29 miles per participant. There are 5,837 teams across the world competing in the challenge, so with a rank of 2711, Gibbons is at least in the top half!

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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