As the Beat the Street challenge in Swindon enters its fourth week, its 29,000 participants are being encouraged to find new activities and sports to try out. 

The Go Active themed week starts today, with people given the chance to find something they might not have tried before to help them continue to be active after the competition finishes at the end of October. 

There are bonus points available at parkrun and junior parkrun events this weekend at Lydiard Park and Seven Fields, plus players are invited to join free health walks from Haydon Centre. 

Participants together walked, cycled, wheeled, run and scooted 244,000 miles so far in the competition. 

Teams including schools, community groups and workplaces have been battling it out across the average and total points leaderboards to take home prizes of vouchers for books if they top the leaderboard. There are also prizes for individuals and ‘lucky spot’ prizes just for taking part.

Haydonleigh Primary School continues to top the total points leaderboard while Centurion Wolf Explorers heads the average points leaderboard.

Councillor Brian Ford, Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet member for adults and health, said: “The aim of Beat the Street is to encourage communities to become more active and to encourage residents to incorporate healthy habits into their lives. 

“The Go Active-themed week is a celebration of all the ways you can get moving in and around the area, and a great opportunity to try out something new without any pressure.”

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