We’re sure by now you’d have heard of ‘Beat The Street’, which took place over four weeks in October and November. The town was really excited to have taken part in this grant-funded project from Sport England and Intelligent Health, working in partnership with Wiltshire and Swindon Partnership (WASP) and Trowbridge Town Council. A ‘fun and free walking, cycling and running game’, its aim was to encourage the people of Trowbridge to try to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, which as we all know has become more of a necessity as a result of COVID-19. All of the organisers involved were amazed at how popular the game turned out to be and were absolutely overwhelmed with the response from individuals young and old alike, schools, sports clubs and companies.

Here are some BTS facts and figures . . .

          4,602 players registered to take part (the target was 2,500!)

      over 53,400 miles covered by Trowbridge participants between the launch on October 7th and November 4th (that averages out at just under 10 miles covered per player – also, that’s over twice the circumference of the Earth – isn’t that incredible??)

          15 schools entered (including parish schools)

          18 community/workplace teams entered

Hayley Bell, Head of Service for Leisure and Facilities at Trowbridge Town Council, said “I can’t thank our Trowbridge community enough for once again getting behind the Active Trowbridge Team and supporting this project at such a difficult time.

“To see so many people out taking part in exercise and creating a healthier lifestyle is another great example of  Active Trowbridge uniting the community on projects like this.

“We would like to thank Wiltshire and Swindon Sports Partnership for working with us to bring such an outstanding project to our town.

“Discussions are in place about what is next! Once again, thank you and do your best to keep up your healthy new lifestyles.”