Independent builders merchant LBS took part in this year’s ‘Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest’ race in Cardiff last week.
The race was full of tough obstacles, such as a ‘giant slippery wall’, an ‘army assault course’, and a ‘mud run’.
Staff across all branches and divisions of LBS ran, totalling 80 members of staff in all, and included some from the plumber’s merchant, Total Plumbing and LBS’ specialist roofing branch, Caseys.
The money raised will go to a number of charities nominated by the entrants: Cancer Research UK, Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales, Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre Swansea, British Heart Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support.
LBS managing director Mark Davies was one of those who took part.
He said: “We discovered that we had some real athletes , however the really big deal was for the rest of us who would never have considered doing anything like this, and, in fact, wondered what on earth we were doing on the start line.
“We were 80 colleagues in the end; more than a third of the business took part and the team spirit was fantastic. Seeing so many grey LBS shirts, running together, helping each other over obstacles, was amazing. Many of us could never have imagined we could have completed the course.
Most of us were not built for speed but found the energy and determination that just made sure we would not give up. I don’t think any of us could have completed it on our own
“I truly believe that we are much stronger as team for having completed this.”
Davies said that the company was well on the way to exceeding £10,000 in sponsorship, including money donated at the trade counter and online.
The Virgin Giving page is still open for donations.