Feb 21 2013 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
A WEEK of walking has encouraged staff and pupils to wake up early and stroll to college.
Martin Biron, head of construction at the College of North West London, took 21,000 steps to walk to work from his home in Watford and was one of 100 members staff and students who did the same.
Martin completed the 10.8 mile journey in just under three hours as part of the college’s Walking Challenge.
He said: “It was such an early start that the streets were pitch black. I had to carry a torch. Google Maps said it would take four hours so I made really good time.”
Close behind him in the challenge was personnel assistant, Ash Kemp, who walked 19,000 steps from his home in Ickenham to the college’s Willesden campus.
The Walking Challenge began on January 28 and ran for three weeks, ending on Friday last week, on the final day of the college’s Staff Health and Wellbeing Week.
As part of the activities, there was also a staff versus student football match.