Celebrating the end of the corporate ‘Plankathon’ challenge with a flash mob

A little over 2 weeks ago I relaunched my core training program the Plankathon.

As a part of the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire’s corporate challenge initiative, 22 local companies were signed up to the program and for the previous 14 days had been following a daily 5 minute plank-based core workout.

The High Sheriff – Richard Venables – wanted something to celebrate the final day of the program, and came up with the idea of this flash mob almost a year ago.

And on Friday evening, about 70 of us gathered together and suddenly dropped to the ground in the plank position!

Rock Choir

We were joined by a local rock choir, who gave us the most amazing rendition of Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, followed by Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’, whilst we planked.

I say ‘we’, but actually it was everybody else as I walked around ‘checking technique’… well, somebody’s got to do it haven’t they!

Corporate challenge

The High Sheriff’s Corporate Challenge has a number of elements in it, the first of which was the Plankathon.

Richard is passionate about promoting wellbeing in the workplace, and I’m excited to be involved in some of his initiatives during his year in office.


If you missed the Plankathon program this time round, you can still sign up to take part and start any time you’re ready.

Head over to Plankathon.com and register!