Clark employees put their best foot forward in step challenge

TEN Clark Contracts employees have walked the equivalent of Paisley to Rome after embarking on a step challenge.

Members of the contractor’s small works and fit out divisions competed against each other to see who could walk the most steps in the month of March.

Originally, the challenge was to walk the distance from Clark’s Paisley HQ to Paris, a total of 625 miles, requiring over 8,000 steps per day from each team member. The team exceeded this and walked a combined 1,422 miles – taking them as far as the Italian capital of Rome.

The average number of daily steps completed by each team member was 9,500.

The event was coordinated by the company’s healthy working lives group, which organises a variety of health and wellbeing activities and information campaigns throughout the year. Walking routes from both Clark Contracts’ east and west offices were issued to allow employees to map out their steps.

MD Gordon Cunningham said, “Through our charity partnership with SAMH and our healthy working lives team, we are consistently thinking of new ideas to promote the importance of mental health and wellbeing to our employees. It is great that our company wide initiative to improve our health and wellbeing has been adopted by our employees.”