Birmingham Builders to raise money for local charity
For this year’s main charity event, the team have been set the challenge of completing the 2017 Wolf Run. Held on 2nd September, at Welsh Road Farm in Warwickshire, we are hoping to raise £500.00 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.
At almost 10km, The Wolf Run is designed to be one of the more challenging cross country activities and consists a series of man-made, as well as natural features for them to conquer. There is nothing quite like the feeling that running in a natural environment such as open countryside or woodland brings. However, this is no gentle jog, and it won’t be too long before they are presented with a series of physical challenges to break up the 10km run (as if that in itself wasn’t hard enough).
Combining the best features of similar events, the Wolf Run lures its participants into a false sense of security, allowing the mind to relax and take in all the natural beauty that open trail and woodland running brings. Then, as if appearing out of the mists of a scene from Mel Gibsons Apocalypto, the wake-up call that brings meaning to what an activity event is all about. With a combination of physically challenging man-made and natural obstacles, the team can expect to negotiate anything from open water swimming to mud pit crawling to hill climbs and ditch jumping. Moreover, with wet boggy ground to negotiate and dense foliage to hack their way through, this is no place for the faint-hearted.
Every step will test the team mentally and physically, taking them back to a primal, instinctive way of running on raw, challenging terrain.
Raising money for Acorns Children’s Hospice, our team of intrepid adventurers consists of Jon Taylor, Deny McDaid, Matt Dunleavy and Nick Goodwin. Follow the link here to make a donation:
Jon Taylor – Participating in, and completing the last ever Tough Guy back in February, Jon is no newbie to outdoor activity events. A bricklayer and Cameron Butcher Site Manager, he is used to working in tough conditions and everything the British climate throws at him and relishes the idea of taking part in The Wolf Run. With great fitness levels built up from his training for Tough Guy, we expect he will be leading the way and motivating the rest of the team. One of the nicest guys you could meet, Jon is more than up for the challenge and is looking forward to raising money for a great cause.
Denny McDaid – As a site manager for Cameron Butcher, Denny is used to the great outdoors and spending pretty well all of his working life on building sites has certainly toughened him up. He is also an experienced Wolf Run competitor, completing the course in 2015 and relishes the thought of going back to meet the challenge of the 2017 event. A close friend of Matt, they have spent many hours in the gym competing against one another and will be a real force to be reckoned with.
Matt Dunleavy – As one of the Project Managers here at Cameron Butcher, you might think that Matt preferred the comfort and protection of a nice warm office to the extremes that the Wolf Run is going to throw at him. Think again. With over 15 years site experience as a bricklayer, Matt is as happy in the trenches laying bricks and blocks as he is sitting at a computer scheduling next months workload. A lifelong pal of Denny, they completed the Wolf Run in 2015, and he is truly looking forward to participating in this year’s event.
Nick Goodwin – Heading up our business development and marketing team does not stop Nick when it comes to getting outdoors. A regular walker and adventurer, Nick spends most weekends walking the mountains of Wales and last year completed Britains longest National Trail. At 630 miles and taking 62 days to complete, the South West Coast Path includes lots of hills, and if you put them all together add up to 115,000 feet of ascent; that is nearly four times the height of Everest. Camping every night, Nick is used to tough conditions and is looking forward to his first ever organised activity challenge.
You can learn more about Acorns Children’s Hospice here.
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