A team of 17 runners from Lyreco braved six miles of mud and more than 15 brutal obstacles to take part in the Tough Mudder Half event at Cholmondeley Estate, Cheshire.
The Tough Mudder team which was made up of staff from across the country and included France-based HR Director Morten Wiil who travelled to the UK to take part, raised funds for the firm’s worldwide education programme.
Trials they had to endure throughout the run included having to push, pull, and roll their way through 60ft of slick, rotating barriers in muddy waters, wading through mud pits and conquering the 10ft Hero Wall.
While his colleagues were tackling the assault course in Cheshire, sales manager Richard Young was facing his own challenge competing in a Half Ironman in Weymouth, which involved an open water sea swim of 1.2 miles at 7am in the morning followed by a 56 mile bike ride, featuring more than 2,000ft of hill climbs and finally a 13.1 mile run.
The fundraisers, including Managing Director Peter Hradisky, are on target to raise more than £4,000 for Lyreco for Education, a programme that aims to give children living in poor conditions a better access to education.