Leading from the front – Mark Davies, managing director clears the hay bales.

Survival of the fittest

Published:  02 October, 2014

On Sunday 28 September, 80 employees from LBS Builders Merchants completed the ‘Men’s Health, Survival Of The Fittest’ Cardiff urban assault course.

The 13.5k course started and finished outside the Wales Millennium Centre and the Welsh Assembly, on the waterfront of Cardiff Bay.

With 10 obstacles to complete along the course, including a hay bale wall, tire squeeze crawl, scaffolding tower maze, white water rapids (at the Cardiff International White Water Centre) and the 8ft high ‘Wall Of Fame’ to finish, the course is a test of stamina, grit, speed and guts.

With sponsorship monies on target to reach over £12,000, five good causes will benefit from the LBS team effort, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Maggies. BOBATH (Childrens Therapy Centre Wales) and Macmillan. In order to select these five, each participant was asked to nominate a cause with a brief reason why it should be considered.

Mark Davies, managing director, said: “We were overwhelmed by the number of colleagues who work with us every day, that have real pressures at home with parents, children or close relatives, who are unwell. These staff make no fuss, do not complain and just get on with it.

“The initial idea to enter the event was not only to raise money for good causes but also to build stronger teams within the business and promote ‘wellness’. Training together in groups for the last six months has been great for team building and general fitness levels, I truly believe our business is stronger for the whole experience.”

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