Torrential rain, gale force winds and achy bodies - that's all in a day's work for the Heald & Toes team
On 29 April 2012 the Heald and Toes team, which comprised of four lawyers, David Dees, Esther Marchant, Tom Silverwood-Cope and Tina Middleton, braved freezing conditions, gale force winds and flooded redways to take part in the MK Marathon Corporate Relay Challenge.
The 26 miles route was divided between all four team members and visited scenic sites such as the lakes at Caldecotte and Willen and the woods at Linford. Tom started the race strongly and, at mile 6.5, passed the team baton to David who had kindly volunteered to complete the longest leg of 8.5 miles. After battling a "mountain" at mile 15, David victoriously hung up his running shoes and passed the baton to Tina who battled with the numerous and never-ending bridges during her 6.5 mile stint. At mile 21 the heavens opened but, undeterred, the team baton was passed to Esther. She summoned the energy to run the final 4.7 miles with a little sprint as she did the glory run around the pitch at the MK Dons stadium.
The Heald and Toes team completed the marathon in 4 hours and came a respectable 41 out of 98. Half the money that the team raised will go to the charities nominated by the MK Dons Sport and Education Trust. The other half will be donated to a charity close to the hearts of many team members, the Hertfordshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre. This charity provides much needed physiotherapy and oxygen therapy, to name just a few, to those sufferers of MS and other neurological conditions.
There is still time to donate to this worthwhile cause by following this link
Filed: 04/05/2012 10:57:38