Swim, Run, Ride for the Corporate Challenge
Our Managing Director Mark is about to undertake a mini triathlon at Crow Wood Leisure as part of our fundraising efforts in this year Corporate Challenge.
The Corporate Challenge which is organised by Pendleside Hospice is now in its fourth year and see’s local companies try to raise as much money as possible over a four month period from June to September with an initial donation of £50.
Mark said “Since we got involved with Corporate Challenge we’ve has Dress Down Fridays, cake sales, an ongoing tuck shop in our offices available to anyone that calls in as well as collecting over 20 bags of clothes, but as we approach the end of the four month period I wanted to do something a little bit different and a trainer at Crow Wood suggested a mini triathlon”
With the help of personal trainer Adrian Lum from Crow Wood, Mark has been training for a few weeks and will take on the challenge on Sunday 1st September. Mark will have a half mile swim, a three and half mile run then a twelve mile bike ride to do in order to complete the mini triathlon.
Mark added “I’m really looking forward to the challenge but I’m also a little apprehensive having never done anything like this before. The cycling is my strongest discipline so I’m glad I’m finishing with that one and if I can complete it all in less than two hours I’ll be extremely pleased!”
Adrian said “Mark has done really well but the hardest part will be moving straight from one discipline to the next with no break, but I’m confident he’ll be able to do it and the adrenaline will keep him going”
Christina Cope from the hospice said “We’ve had some great personal physical efforts in this year’s Corporate Challenge from the Burnley 10k to the National Three Peaks so Mark is in good company with his mini triathlon challenge. We’re really grateful to have so many prominent local businesses like M65Jobsearch taking part in the challenge with all their great fundraising ideas. Donations play such a major part in keeping the hospice going and allowing us to continue the important work the hospice does in helping people living with life-limiting illnesses”
If you’d like to make a donation to Marks efforts you can do so here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mark-wiggan