Big Red Construction scales new heights in team building!
A recent event from The Running Bee Foundation – The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – saw Huddersfield-based company Big Red Construction take team building to a totally new level.
With several members of the team already fans of our events, including the Tour of Tameside and local marathons, they decided to climb the three peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, attempting to complete the challenge in what would be an impressive 12 hours.
Coincidentally, the company put together a team of 12 participants for the challenge and stuck together throughout the whole course.
“I think at the top of the first peak some of us were looking at each other as if to say ‘what have we started?!’” said Big Red’s Dennis Yarwood. “But we powered through and the sense of achievement we felt as we completed the three peaks comfortably under the time limit was amazing. “
“It was all we could talk about the following Monday, as we shared photos and blisters! It was a great team-building event and I’d recommend a fitness-based challenge like this one to other companies that leaves everyone with a real sense of pride.”
The Running Bee Foundation encourages the forming of teams from businesses, groups, and organisations for their events, whether the team is a small unit of 3 or a larger troop of 50.
“We’ve had companies from a huge range of industries joining our events in teams,” said Kevin Harmer, Event Logistics & Sponsor Activation Manager of The Running Bee Foundation. “We’d love to see more, not just because of the great local causes that these teams support.
“We strongly promote physical activity as a part of a healthy lifestyle, and workplace wellbeing is hugely important for those that spend a significant amount of time with their colleagues. We’re so pleased Big Red Construction enjoyed being a part of one of our events.”
Along with Big Red Construction, other enthusiastic walkers got in on the action, too. All in all, 26 participants recently conquered the 24-mile challenge, totalling 624 miles between them!
With a collective 50,000 calories burned and over £3500 raised, you can BEE sure the challenge was a worthwhile endeavour for all involved.
If you are looking to create a team for one of our incredible events, you can find more information here.
Plus, we’re thrilled to say the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge will be returning for another exciting edition in 2022! Reserve your place and take on the challenge at the link below.
Coming up on Sunday 15th August 2021 is The Alder Hey Children’s Charity 10k at Haydock Park Racecourse, which will see participants enjoy a location in an area of parkland that has been a historic home for horseracing as far back as the early 19th Century.
Profits from the event go to the Alder Hey Children’s Charity, which raises essential funds to ensure Alder Hey Children’s Hospital can provide world-class, patient-friendly treatment for the 330,000 patients and families they care for every year. Find out more about this event here.