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1 week left – Beat the Street!

You can walk, run or cycle as long as you are on the move when taking part in Beat the Street.

With just one week to go until the end of Beat the Street Isleworth, everyone taking part is being encouraged to go the extra mile to get those points on board and show how active the borough is.

Since Beat the Street started on 24 February, nearly 45,000 people have got involved and have collectively travelled 46,000 miles.

There is still time to clock up extra miles and boost the points tallies thanks to a golden Beat Box in Isleworth, which will be giving triple points over the last weekend of the competition. (9 to 11 April).

Those taking part can see clues as to where this special golden beat box will be, by visiting @btshounslow and www.facebook.com/BeattheStreetHounslow

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Isleworth, currently top both the overall points leaderboard and also the average points leaderboard, with just a week to go before the competition ends on 13 April.

There are prizes of £500, £250 and £150 worth of Decathlon vouchers for the top three teams on each leaderboard.

Councillor Ed Mayne, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leisure, Hounslow Council, said: “Beat the Street is a great chance for people of all ages to get fit and active.

 

“There is still a chance to join in if you can during this last week and walking just half an hour a day to work, school or to the shops is a great way for everyone to improve their health, quality of life and wellbeing.”

Beat the Street has seen residents and school children collect points for the number of miles they travel on foot or on the two wheels of a bicycle.

The points are collected by tapping a special card against special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ which have been fitted to lamp posts across Isleworth for the duration of the competition. The cards are available free to schoolchildren and can also be picked up at GP surgeries, leisure centres and libraries.

Beat the Street is free to take part in and anyone of any age can get involved.  Individuals, schools, workplaces, community groups and families are encouraged to take part to improve their fitness and wellbeing.  It is open to people of all ages and levels of fitness.

Project engagement manager for Beat the Street, James Jebb, said: “We’re thrilled to see so many people taking part in Beat the Street Hounslow and to see the number of people out and about enjoying themselves.

“We’ll be announcing the winners next week so please keep up the great work until then and beyond!”

For more information and to see how you can still get involved, click on to www.hounslow.beatthestreet.me

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