He did it! Congratulations James

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The whole team at MyWorkwear are proud of our MD James as he completed his first ever off road Ultra Marathon on Saturday May 5th.

Since January, James has been in training. Attending shorter off road races and enjoying independent training sessions. Before he started the race this weekend, he covered over 300 miles in preperation.

Fundraising

James wanted to fundraise for MIND, the mental health charity. He set himself the target of raising £1000 and before the race had beaten his target. His sponsorship page will remain open until the end of May if you wish to donate. MyWorkwear are also donating £25 on each member of Made in the Midlands or Made in Yorkshire who place their first order with us.

The main event

James ran in an event organised by the Trail Events Company. The route was through the Brecon Beacons, which are located in South Wales. They offer some of the most stunning scenery in the country. Starting out at the village hall of Talybot-on-Usk, James covered a distance of 51.87km/ 32.2 miles. This strenuous course took him to elevations of 3538 metres/ 11608 feet.

The weather was hot and sticky – not ideal temperatures for a 32.2 mile race. There were 180 people signed up to run the course. Only 127 made it all the way round. James completed the course in 9 hours and 5 minutes and 56 seconds. He was the 75th male runner to cross the finishing line.

Thank you

James said he wanted to thank MIM members for their generous donations.

In particular, he wanted to make special mention of: Liam Conway of Control Energy Costs, Peter Boneham of Boneham and Turner, Rob Werhun of Tungaloy UK, Nick Darrel from Iconsys, Patrick Mulhall from Pallite, and Charles Addison, Magdalena Latoch, Abigail Leachman and Richard Hobbs of the MIM team.

“These wonderful donors dug deep into their own pockets and I am very grateful for their support,” said James.

MyWorkwear has also donated £25 on behalf of each member of Made in the Midlands and  Made in Yorkshire placing their first order with the corporate clothing supplier.

Those placing such orders include: MP Laser, Control Energy Costs, Subcon Laser, FBC Manby Bowdler, Clamason Industries, Petrofer and Iconsys.

James said: “Whether you are aware or not, in the UK this year 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem. This week in England, 1 in 6 people will report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression).

“Let's work together as members of Made in the Midlands not only to support each other in business. To extend our friendships in support of our colleagues and #MIMFamily when we may need it most.”

This video was taken just after James had finished. I think you’ll agree that this was not an easy race.