John Turpin, group operations manager for EEF Venues, completed the 10K Wolf Run on 6th September in aid of Myton Hospices, our nominated charity this year.
The hardcore 10K run across natural terrain on the outskirts of Leamington Spa held twenty two tough obstacles for runners, including ‘The Muddy Sucker’ – where the participants had to wade up to their waists through thick mud. They also had to swim across a lake, crawl through a muddy, dark tunnel and scale a ten foot climb wall right at the very end of the run.
Well used to handling the operational challenges of three AIM Gold accredited venues, John along with his wife, Sarah, took it all in their stride, and in doing so, raised over £900 for Myton Hospices.
Commenting on the experience, John said: ” The run is designed to test your mental and physical strength, skill and stamina. You have to run, climb, jump, wade, crawl and swim through a course designed to challenge you on every level. It was the hardest fun I have ever had and worth every minute of it as Myton Hospices provides invaluable care and support to patients and their families when they need it most.”
John and Sarah trained for months before completing the gruelling event - which is all the more impressive when you consider that John had ground-breaking spinal surgery just three years ago.
“Myton Hospices need to raise over £8 million a year to maintain the support they provide, and by taking part in events like this, we can raise awareness as well as raise funds. My wife and I have committed to two runs next year, and I hope to add to our ‘Pack’ with the support of other staff members from within EEF Venues”, added John
To support John’s fundraising for Myton Hospices see: https://www.justgiving.com/MrBaldie/