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Challenge of a lifetime for The Window Film Company, Chesham
window film company obstacle course Two colleagues from Chesham based The Window Film Company have raised over £900 for The Hospice of St Francis by completing the world’s biggest obstacle course.
Micky Calcott and Andy Parkin were part of a four man team that completed the ‘Rat Race’ challenge – a 13 mile obstacle course run in the grounds of Burghley House near Peterborough. The quartet had to negotiate a wide range of challenging obstacles, including water jumps, mud filled tunnels, hay bale pyramids and the world’s longest set of monkey bars.
The team, all of whom work together at The Window Film Company, completed the gruelling course in 3hours 46 minutes, a time that delighted Director Micky Calcott. He said:
“We trained really hard for the event, working on different types of fitness to try and make sure that we were as ready as possible. It’s been a great experience to do something like this as a team, it’s helped create a great spirit in the office and all of our colleagues have been hugely supportive.
We were really pleased to get round in what we think was a really good time, and we were definitely spurred on by the fact that we’d all been sponsored and were raising money for a fantastic cause. We know it’s a tough time for people financially, so to raise over £900 for the Hospice of St Francis is really pleasing. It’s a charity that’s close to our heart, so we’re pleased to be able to make a decent donation. It took a little while to recover, but we all had a great time and will definitely be back next year to try and beat our time!”
This was the third in a trio of tough events for the intrepid colleagues, both Micky and Andy took part in the Berkhamsted Half Marathon earlier in the year, whilst Andy successfully completed the Brighton Marathon in April. Discussions are already well underway to decide which event The Window Film Company staff will take part in next!