If you went to Glastonbury this weekend you walked the equivalent of four marathons

216,000 steps = 102 miles over the course of the festival


Among the many things people say about Glastonbury, its sheer size is one of the things that come up most frequently. Tom, a Nottingham grad, travelled 216,906 steps over the four-night festival, which converts to 102.7 miles. This equates to the distance of approximately four marathons. His iPhone recorded the distance he travelled during the festival.

At least it wasn’t as bad as last year, where at points crowds would gather to watch brave individuals try to cross boggy areas, cheering them over as they sank as deep as their thighs.

On the Saturday of the festival Tom took a huge 47,119 steps, which works out as approximately 22.3 miles. This data also doesn’t account for the times the iPhone was put down or ran out of battery.

Glastonbury is the size of a small city

Tom said: “You always expect to walk a long way at Glastonbury – it’s completely worth it – but I wasn’t expecting it to have been over 100 miles. I definitely don’t remember walking that far.”

Glastonbury is attended by over 150,000 people annually and covers over 1,100 acres of land in Pilton, Somerset.

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