Robert Price Builders’ Merchants completes 2016 Charity Challenge

Published:  06 July, 2016

The 2016 Robert Price Charity Challenge has been completed; this year’s challenge saw the team walk from Brecon to Merthyr, via Pen-Y-Fan, then cycle to Cardiff Bay – a total distance of over 50 miles.

The team embarked on the Tour de Robert Price Duathlon, asking suppliers, customers, friends and colleagues for sponsorship in support of our chosen charities: Cancer Research Wales and Mind (Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent).

Of the 19 team members who took part, 12 completed the walking section of the challenge and seven went on to complete the cycle section too. All participants completed their intended section, despite tricky conditions and the increased difficulty of this year’s event.

Molly Pike, marketing manager and organiser of the challenge, said: “An unprecedented effort from the whole team made for a fantastic day. Not even the predictable Welsh weather held us back. The 50 mile route was a challenge for everyone who took part, whether completing the walk section or both parts, mental and physical reserves were put to the test. We increased the difficulty this year but the team rose to the challenge, even the faces new to the group.

“Most importantly, testing ourselves to the limit has raised an incredible amount for two worthy charities, which makes all the training and the 12 hour ordeal worth every minute. I’m confident next year’s challenge will be just as testing, watch this space.”

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