Thames Endurance Ordeal For Charity
29 June 2015
Costain is entering a team into the Thames Path Challenge, a unique endurance test which follows the meandering course of the River Thames, to raise money for the *150 Challenge.
The event takes place on the weekend of September 12th and 13th and will see over 4,000 challengers follow the River Thames from Putney to Runnymede, through picturesque scenery to Henley in Oxfordshire.
Entrants have three options. While most people will happily walk the route, others have the option of a 100km trek from Putney Bridge to Henley as part of a tough 24 hour endurance walk or an ultramarathon run. Alternatively, there’s a 50km day or overnight walk or run starting from Putney or Runnymede, and finally, a 25km option for people who might be daunted by the bigger distances.
The Thames Path Challenge is a test of stamina and determination, but with a focussed training plan and great on-event support including food and drink stops, medics and massages, the event offers something for everyone, from the experienced runner to the more sedate ambler.
“This is a great opportunity for anyone in the company who wants to do something for the 150 Challenge but isn’t quite sure how to get involved,” said Clive Marks, Costain’s Group Treasurer.
“The Thames Path Challenge is a brilliant way to get involved. Many people may wish to walk it at their own pace, but others might want to jog or mix it up a bit, while for those people who are incredibly fit and are looking for a more rigorous test, they’ve got the opportunity to take on the full 100km challenge. It’s all about choosing your distance and getting stuck in,” said Clive.
For more information about the Thames Path Challenge and to join the Costain Team, please click here to register and select The Costain Charitable Foundation.
* The 150 Challenge commemorates Costain’s 150th anniversary and involves raising £1million in 2015 for the Costain Charitable Foundation’s four chosen charities – Macmillan Cancer Support, the British Heart Foundation, youth charity The Prince’s Trust and Samaritans.
Costain Communications Department