Fraser Brown, Smith Cooper and Santander UK complete Tough Mudder in support of My Sight!
A Huge Congratulations to the ‘Reluctant Runners’ after their efforts, during which they discovered that the ‘Tough Mudder’ name was wholly accurate!
A team of young professionals from three Nottingham firms joined forces to take on the Tough Mudder Challenge on the weekend of 21st/22nd May, at Belvoir Castle. Ed Wesson of Smith Cooper Accountancy and Business Advisory Firm, Marcus-Adam Tuck of Fraser Brown Solicitors and Ben Morton of Santander headed up the team, made up of professionals from their firms, on the testing course. They competed under the team name of Tough Mudder’s Reluctant Runners.
Marcus said “After months of planning and preparation our team of 17 finally took the stage at Tough Mudder Midlands 2016 to complete over ten miles of mud, obstacles and mayhem. The team pulled through together, never leaving a man or woman behind, with great determination. We’re so pleased with the amount raised so for MySight which has far surpassed our initial fund raising target”
If you would like to support the team of sixteen ‘Reluctant Runners’ you can do so through their Just Giving page – https://www.justgiving.com/toughmudderformysight
Below is the information released prior to the event:
Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile mud and obstacle course designed to challenge the participants’ physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. It is a challenge that places emphasis on teamwork and camaraderie, whilst raising money for charity.
The Reluctant Runners will be raising money for My Sight Nottinghamshire. My Sight Nottinghamshire (Formerly Nottinghamshire Royal Society for the Blind /NRSB) is a local charity which exists to ensure people living with sight loss across Nottinghamshire have access to the same life opportunities as everyone else.
Marcus-Adam Tuck, of Fraser Brown said, “Raising money for any charity is always worthwhile and I think it’s especially rewarding running for My Sight Nottinghamshire. This particular local charity relies heavily on donations to ensure the continuation of essential services helping the visually impaired children and adults.”
Ben Morton commented, “I have a huge amount of respect for my team mates who have (bravely) given up their free time in committing to this year’s Tough Mudder Midlands. It’s not just the day of the run but it’s the great amount of training that goes in to the preparation.”
Ed Wesson added, “It’s amazing how quickly raising money for a local charity can escalate. Almost 6 months on, barely any training and 11 miles of obstacles looming… this is definitely not what I had in mind.”