Last year a team consisting of two graduates (Andy Mather and Tom Bignell) and a design engineer (Tony Pettigrew) entered a race with the comment on our application form:
“We are unbeaten in the CARE Construction Challenge!”
This was not due to any previous victories, but simply the fact that this was their first year entering the event! However they trained and fundraised hard, and in the end they both managed to raise over £1800 for CARE, and win the competition! Therefore allowing them to continue to utter the egotistical phrase.
One year has passed since then and in a bid to hold on to their hard fought prize, they have entered the competition once again. One more member has been added to their team, Justin Vaughan, a CAD technician, and the same competitive spirit remains. The event is to complete, as a team, 10 miles on foot, 15 miles on a bike and 1.2 miles in a kayak around the lovely hills of Exmoor in Devon. The competition this year will be tough. There are already over 30 other teams entered this year, including three from Ramboll, with another all graduate team consisting of Jacob Fagan, Elliot Connolly and Nick Smallman.
We will try to keep you updated with how our training and fundraising efforts are going and if you find it in your hearts to sponsor us you can do this via our Just Giving page.