30-03-2015

"Mud Loving Legals" take the Peak District by storm

On Saturday 28th March the Banner Jones “Mud Loving Legals” set off to Barlow in the Peak District to take on the Endurer 8km Dash.  The Endurer course, developed by former Royal Marine Commandos is a certain test of anyone’s stamina, strength, agility and determination. The carefully selected 8km of Derbyshire countryside is packed full of obstacles including a muddy commando crawl, a 7ft wall, high bale stacks,  a water slide and a freezing cold pond dip to name a few.

One of the key things behind the Endurer ‘spirit’ is that you start as a team and finish as a team and do whatever it takes to help each other around the gruelling course. The Banner Jones team including Kerry Anderson, Gemma Stone, Sarah Johnson and Dale Newell did several training sessions together but even that didn’t prepare them for the amount of mud on the day.

Kerry Anderson, Costs Lawyer at Banner Jones said “I knew it would be muddy but I never expected mud up to my waist- we almost lost a team member!   It’s the best event I’ve ever done, we laughed all the way round and the support from Banner Jones was amazing. We were absolutely thrilled to discover that we had finished 18th out of 65 teams who entered.”

Marketing Manager, Ann-Marie Lowe comments “Banner Jones do a lot  of charity work throughout the year and regularly enter teams into running events, including the Chesterfield Marathon, but when the team decided they wanted to have a go at this we couldn’t help but support them.   They took this on with absolute determination and have helped to raised £332 for Help for Heroes in the process. We are very proud of our Mud Loving Legals!