The Winners of the Stepping Out, Stepping Up 6 Week Business walking Challenge are……



Frocks and Frills Clothes Shop in Killaloe. Congratulations on becoming the Overall Winners of the Killaloe Ballina 6 Week Stepping Out Stepping Up Walking Business Challenge. Over the 6 weeks Frocks and Frills carried out on average 862,955 steps in total. Well done!!

In 2nd place  –  Wood Brothers Cafe

In 3rd Place  – The Post Office

In 4th place  – Heaney’s Costcutters

In 5th place – St. Anne’s Community School





The second award goes to the Business who has improved consistently on weekly basis, this was neck and neck between a number of businesses but the Overall Winner of Most Improvement goes to…….


St. Anne’s Community College

St. Anne’s Community college has made consistent improvements each week, starting in week 1 with 72,252 steps and building on this each week to reach a total of 123,638 steps by Week 6. Well done St. Anne’s Community School.


Presentation of certificates will be given to the Top 5 businesses and the business with the Most Improvement.

I want to take this chance to remind you of the National 5 k walk that will be held in Clarisford park on Saturday 9th January 2016. We are hoping to see all participants who took part in this challenge to come and join in on this national walking day.


I would like to thank everyone who took part in this challenge and I hope you enjoyed yourself and noticed a number of health and wellbeing benefits. I would also like to thank Community Sports and Physical activity hub for supporting this project.

We are looking forward to holding a number of new challenges in 2016 so it would be great if you could participate in the future.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family,