Three south Warwickshire men have raised £2,000 for Myton Hospice by undertaking a gruelling 24 km race over a Welsh mountain, used by the military for Special Forces training.
The three friends, who all train together at the same gym, took on the challenge to raise money for Myton Hospice “because we all have personal associations with the hospice through family and friends benefitting from their services,” said Arvi Samra, who lives in Warwick and is a conveyancing solicitor with Leamington law firm Blythe Liggins.
He was joined on the challenge by Andrew Doust from Leamington Spa, who owns a quantity surveyor practice in the town and is a 2nd Degree Black Sash in Shaolin Fist Kung and the county coach for Master Johns Kung Fu School and Shaolin Fist Kung Fu; and Phil Sims, also from Leamington, who is a Healthformation Coach and trains both Arvi and Andrew.
“The route is a real lung buster that throws everything at you, including the elements. There are steady slopes that allow a solid jogging pace, shocking inclines that have you almost on your hands and knees, loose stone tracks that require cautious foot placements and a forested vehicle track that allows for some rapid going. Even SAS recruits at the height of their physical abilities regard beating the clock in this event as a serious challenge,” said Arvi.
The trio are all veterans of various running events, such as the Wolf Run, Regency Run and the Two Castles, which is sponsored by Arvi’s firm, Blythe Liggins.
Caption: Myton Hospices corporate fundraiser Abigail Smith with (left to right) Phil Sims, Arvi Samra and Andrew Doust.