Solicitors tackle muddy 10k to raise £1,600

Pre-race excitement from the Vincents team. Nicola Coan, Sanya Motorwala, Debbie Robinson, Talitha Murphy, Rachel Simms, Simon John, James Yates, Joyce Schofield, Amy Whiteside.
Pre-race excitement from the Vincents team. Nicola Coan, Sanya Motorwala, Debbie Robinson, Talitha Murphy, Rachel Simms, Simon John, James Yates, Joyce Schofield, Amy Whiteside.

It was mud, mud glorious mud...but it didn’t prevent a running team raising the glorious sum of more than £1,600 for seven charities.

Nothing stood in the way of the nine-strong team from Vincents Solicitors with staff from Longridge and Knott End completing the Chainrunner 10k course challenge – not its obstacles nor the acres of mud they had to slosh through.

They were pitted against teams from across the north west, including friends from Preston based accountancy firm WNJ Accountants and business support group the Business Clinic for the event at Wirrall Country Park.

Vincents team leader and commercial solicitor James Yates said he was really pleased with colleagues response to take part and “over the moon at the amount collected” and praised the generosity of friends, families, colleagues and associates.

He said: “The event itself was really tough, cold and wet, but my fellow competitors showed great spirit and everyone crossed the finish line, despite the obstacles which included crawling through mud, sand and water, carrying logs, swinging on monkey bars, climbing over high walls, all over 10k though yet more mud.”

The Vincents team involved staff from across the business, including Talitha Murphy and Debbie Robinson from the Longridge office who raised more than £250 for Cancer Research, and Knott End office’s 62-year-old Joyce Schofield with Amy Whiteside whose total was almost £300, also for Cancer Research. First timer Debbie said it was freezing, hard work, fun and she’d do one again while Joyce, also a first-timer was on a personal challenge to raise funds and said it was “really hard work”.

Phillip Gilmore, Vincents managing partner, said: “We’re really proud of what the team has achieved in completing this challenge and raising money for their favourite charities. It looked like a lot of fun but was clearly exhausting.” The seven charities were Children with Cancer, Cancer Research, Shelter, Headway, Cystic Fibrosis, Al-Imdaad Foundation and Preston’s homeless charity, the Foxton Centre.