A team of restructuring professionals from Mazars LLP have taken on the Hyrox Race to raise £11,000 for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.
Director Rob Cresswell, from Nottingham, together with five colleagues from accountancy firm Mazars travelled to Malaga to compete in the Hyrox race, a global fitness competition that tested strength, endurance and determination.
The race combines both running & functional workout stations, where participants run 1km, followed by 1 functional workout station, repeated eight times – which makes Hyrox the ultimate physical challenge.
Asked why they chose to compete, Rob said “We wanted to do something that was really difficult, a true test and worthy of sponsorship.. The Hyrox race is something that most people cannot just turn up and complete and therefore we needed to train to be able to complete it. . I was able to persuade four other colleagues and three friends to join me in the challenge.”
Mazars LLP donated £2,500 to kickstart the fundraising efforts and the total amount raised was £11,075 which will be given to support the work of Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.
Rob said “Last year, the crew attended a road traffic incident involving one of our team’s family. It really brought home to us the need for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance in quickly getting to incidents in our rural counties. This money raised will help keep their service operational.”
Rob competed the race of eight 1km runs, with exercises including 20 kg lunges, 6kg squats, 103kg sled pull, 48kg farmer’s carry, 80m burpees, 1km row, 1km Skierg and 152kg sled push, in 1 hour and 34 minutes.
Tanya Taylor, Head of Corporate, Community and Events congratulated Rob recently when he visited LNAA Headquarters to hand over a cheque for the money raised. She said “As a charity, we rely on the generosity of people like Rob to keep our doctors and paramedics operational, delivering pre-hospital emergency care to critically ill or injured people at the scene.”
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