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Missions completed - OP virtual challenges update

The OP office set up a number of virtual cycling, running and walking challenges through the Myles Challenges app which have now been completed and congratulations go to all OPs who took part.
6 May 2021
General News

The OP cyclists did the virtual Sydney to Perth challenge with some impressive mileage to cover a total distance of 2310.9 miles in just under 3 weeks! Andrew Wynn got the challenge underway with a 20-mile ride and John Skinner (75-82) completed the final stretch of the challenge with a 14-mile ride. The cyclist with the most miles was Will Treasure (74-79) who racked up an incredible 463.4 miles! The top and only female rider was Alice Cullen (08-15) with 214.88. The top 3 men were: Will Treasure, Andrew Wynn (74-81) and Tim Stephenson (70-79).

The OP running team did a virtual Land’s End to John O’ Groats covering 950.7 miles in just under 6 weeks. Andrew Wynn set the ball rolling on 9 March with a 6-mile run and Harry Isenstein (06-17) brought the team over the finish line on 19 April with a 10k. The runner with the most miles was Richard Sutton (81-88) with a very impressive 265.54 miles! The top 3 ladies were: Rachel Dare (OP office), Veniese Geraghty (00-09) and Charli Brunning (03-09) and the top 3 gents were: Richard Sutton, John Skinner and Andrew Wynn.

The OP walking team did the virtual Paris to Berlin, a total distance of 621.4 miles. Rachel Dare set the group off on 9 April with a 1-mile dog walk, then a little over 7 weeks later, Sophie Guest (03-10) took the baton for the last 1.5-mile leg over the finish line. The walker with the most miles was Andrew Hetherington (72-78) with an amazing 245.9 miles. The top 3 ladies were: Helen Cooper (97-08)Tara Wright (91-94) and Joan Gough (75-77) and the top 3 gents were: Andrew Hetherington, John Skinner and Chris de Jong (66-76).

Previous challenges included: a Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle, an Icelandic loop run and a Split to Dubrovnik walk.

Thank you to all those who joined in and contributed their miles to the challenges – we hope you enjoyed them!

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