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By Lisa Barbour
Annan and Eskdale
Final chance to beat the street record

ANNANITES are being encouraged to pull on their walking boots, trainers or cycling helmets once again this weekend for a final Beat the Street push.

For the popular exercise initiative, which has been running for the past six weeks, finishes at 7 pm on Monday and organisers are hopeful that townsfolk will keep clocking up the miles until the wire.
Participants broke the initial target of 25,000 miles within the launch week and are steadily working their way towards the revised 125,000 miles target – with 110,000 miles already completed at the time of going to print.
Almost 40 per cent of the town’s population took up the fun competition, which boasts the serious health message that walking or cycling for just half an hour day, five days a week has major health benefits.
And there will be a carnival-style atmosphere in the closing hours of Monday evening as goodies will be handed out around the 20 ‘beat boxes’ and a bagpiper will be motivating families to complete their final laps from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Encouraging participants to give one final push, Beat the Street manager Sue Ingham said: “We know that Annan has taken part in the most successful Beat the Street ever and we want to finish with a bang.
“Annan has embraced the challenge and we hope that being active will be something everyone will continue to do.”
Meanwhile, players can also be in with the chance of winning £100 by completing a Beat the Street survey at http://bit.ly/1L64muu

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