Thursday, October 29th, 2009
PEDOMETER punters at the Rotary Cockburn Spring Fair treaded the turf in Manning Park on the weekend to see who could do the most steps in one hour.

Teenager Teagan Richardson jumped, danced and ran her way to 9295 steps in the City of Cockburn TravelSmart pedometer challenge, beating last year’s record of 7725 to win a $500 bike from Taylors Bikeshop.

Jessica Hilsley, of Bedfordale, was runner-up with 8527 steps, followed by Mark Nadilo, of Spearwood, Kathleen Miller and Chris Adams, of South Lake, who all achieved more than 7000 steps and scored ECOtanka stainless steel drink bottles for their efforts.

Joe Favazzo, of Coogee, took out the senior section with 5185 steps, winning five free meals at the Cockburn Seniors Centre for his 5185 steps, while Sandra Ashby, also of Coogee, won dinner at Clancy’s Fish Pub in the transport survey lucky draw.

“With pedometers to promote walking, a Transperth bus and bike as the main prize to encourage cycling, the community’s attention was drawn to the TravelSmart message,” TravelSmart Officer Gilly Street said.

“Hundreds of people had informative tours inside the Transperth bus and found out how they could TravelSmart using those services.”

pedometer winner.jpeg. Teagan Richardson with TravelSmart Officer Gilly Street, after winning a bike for taking the most steps in the pedometer challenge at the Spring Fair.

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City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn celebrates its 30th birthday in 2009, regarded as one of Perth’s fastest growing and culturally-diverse local governments.

With a population of about 80,000, it has grown into one of Perth’s most dynamic and successful areas. The population is made up of a large percentage of children, families and seniors, and a large percentage of people born overseas (28.8%).

As a developing city, Cockburn has a good mix of residential, rural and conservation areas and has more than 2000 businesses. The City of Cockburn, as a council, has a continuing mission to make the area the most attractive place to live, work and visit in the metropolitan area.
Chris Thomas
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Walking pays off in pedometer competition at major WA event


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