Barry workers complete 10k challenge
5:26pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
ON March 3, 2013, 13 men, pictured, from Dow Corning in Barry went through blood sweat and tears for charity.
The challenge, the Cardiff St Davids Day 10KM Race in the grounds of Cardiff Castle.
The idea to compete in the 10KM race was thought up one evening last September whilst the colleagues were working a night shift.
Considering most of the 13 hadn’t done any serious running since their teenage years, this was certainly no mean feat.
Just completing the event was an accomplishment for some.
The age ranges were from 20s to 50s, the oldest being ex- Welsh rugby international Mike Richards.
Between last September and the actual event there were several casualties, Wee Stevie, Cymbals who failed to make it on the day and Ian Ace Maddocks.
The rest managed respectable finishes, with some exceptional times, especially from Andrew Gump Prynne who ran in 45 minutes – and the best bit was £500 was raised for the Breast Cancer Campaign.
Every one of the 13 “athletes”
are now looking forward to their next event.