Team Massy Participates in Round the Island Walk
10 March, 2017
Author: Sariah Best-joseph

Taj Andrew of Warehousing comes in 7thIt takes preparation, planning, determination, stamina, energy and drive, lots of water for hydration and plenty, plenty hours. Walking nonstop around the island is a huge challenge, one that is not for the faint and weak of heart.

The annual Independence Walk  Around the Island took off on Feb 21st from Massy Stores Cul De Sac with 125 persons registered and ready to take on the 88 mile encounter. In the end twenty five persons (one fifth of those registered) crossed the finish line outside Massy Stores Boulevard on February 22nd. Taj Andrew of Warehousing was one of those finishers and he placed seventh 7th overall. It took Taj 20 hours 50 minutes (less than one day) to complete the walk. This was less time than when he participated in 2016. As he does on the job, Taj pursued his goal fearlessly and with a high level of enthusiasm and this paid off in the end.

Taj was one of eleven team members who decided to collaborate and participate as the Massy Walkers. They did so undaunted by the prospect of sleep deprivation, tiredness and blisters which sometimes come with such as encounters. It was mentally and physically challenging.  Johnathan Henry from Warehousing who took the responsibility of leading the team, says the positive attitude and support of each other along the way through calls, photos and texts helped enormously, as team members pushed and challenged themselves to go further. Some of the team made it to Canaries, while others pressed on to Soufriere, others to Choiseul, some getting as far as Vieux Fort. The group comprised many team members for whom walking and fitness are now part of their everyday lives, birthed by their participation in Massy Stores’ Health and Wellness activities.

It’s a story of Collaboration, Love and Care and Continuous Improvement as Taj, Johnathan and Team Massy all put their best foot. They represented Massy Stores well and are already planning for next year.

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