James takes on the Brecon Beacons off road ultra marathon for Mind

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James Worthington, MD of MyWorkwear has set himself quite an arduous challenge for 2018.  He will be competing in the Brecon Beacons off-road ultra marathon on 5th May 2018. Whilst undertaking training and the event itself, James will be raising money for Mind, the mental health charity.

As well as asking his family and friends to donate, we have decided as Patrons of Made in the Midlands, to get the #MIMFamily involved too. We plan to do this in a number of ways;

  • We will be tracking James' training progress and sharing the up's and down's with everyone via the MIM digest and MyWorkwear social media channels
  • We will be inviting all members of the #MIMFamily to join James during his training events
  • For each new MyWorkwear customer that is also a member of the #MIMFamily, we will be donating £25 to James' fundraising page

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Training plans -

Over the next few months James will be training weekly and will be participating in the following events;

February 4th - Long Mynd Valleys Race - Distance 11 miles. This race in the book "Feet in the Clouds' by Richard Askwith was described as ".... I've done everything in fell-running - Snowdon, the Three Peaks, Ben Nevis, The Bob Graham, the Karrimor. And I tell you, none of them's as hard as this".

March 25th - Mortimer Trail Race - Distance 8.5 miles

The main event -

On May 5th, James will be competing in The Brecon Beacons off-road ultra marathon.

The Brecon Beacons are located in Mid Wales offering some of the most stunning scenery in the country. Starting out at the village hall of Talybot-on-Usk, James will be covering a distance of 51.87km/ 32.2 miles. This strenuous course will take him to elevations of 3538 metres/ 11608 feet. As on all of James' runs, he will be accompanied by his beloved whippet Myszka.

Fundraising -

Here is a link to James' fundraising page, if you are in a position to donate, that would be much appreciated.

Here is James' first training video -