March 16, 2018
Our Hare & Hounds challenge in support of Pudsey Live at Home, our charity of the year, is now only five weeks away and our training is stepping up a gear.
Last weekend Pudsey Legal director and our 'hare', Paul, ran the Blackpool marathon in a commendable time of 4 hours 19 mins for the 26 mile route. This was Paul’s first attempt on this course which he described as ‘up and down.’
Our 'hounds' have been slightly less enthusiastic with older members of the team (directors Nigel and Andrew!) using a variety of excuses to explain why their bikes are still in sheds gathering dust.
Top marks go to team members Lesley and Michael who are braving the cold mornings by ‘test driving’ our route on the canal towpath. So far they have spotted no hazards which would see us taking an early bath.
Richard is taking the event very seriously, having not ridden a bike for some 12 years, he has opted for a more sustained training regime involving not only cycling on road and mud tracks but also gym work and swimming.
Richard estimates we shall complete the ride as a group in around three hours. As Paul is hoping to complete his task in around four hours, the one hour head start we are giving him should make for a tense finish!
Whilst training is going well (for the majority of participants who have started it!), we need even more support to raise as much money as we can for Pudsey Live at Home. Founded in 1996, Pudsey Live at Home does amazing work helping older people in the local area to remain independent in their own homes. Pudsey Live at Home organises social activities and groups such as Tai Chi exercise classes, a walking club and computer group to help people keep both mind and body fit and active.
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