On the 7 th of September our team of DHU colleagues from across the company will be channelling their inner dire wolf in an effort to complete the Autumn Wolf Run.
Taking place at Offchurch Bury in Warwickshire, the Autumn Wolf is a punishing 10k cross-country challenge in which our team will face 4000 others competing on the day.
Muddier than Glastonbury and with more holes than a block of emmenthal cheese the challenge is more call of the wild than Countryfile and is certainly not for the fainthearted.
Our team of 20 people will be braving the autumn weather to raise money for Breast Cancer UK. With 1 in 7 women estimated to get breast cancer in some point in their lives the charities mission is vital to prevent breast cancer through scientific research, collaboration, education and policy change.
Each year there are four Wolf Run events, with the courses being a mix of running trails across open ground and through woodland. There are a series of physical challenges using man-made obstacles with the run course also featuring a huge number of nature’s finest obstacles, from lake swims to mud pits, fallen trees, boggy ground, ditches, hills and dense foliage, making the run more organic and recreating a natural, wild run.
The intrepid DHU Health Care pack consists of: Stephen Bateman (Chief Executive Officer), Simon Harris (Managing Director Urgent Care LLR), Jessica Worthington (Communications Officer), Luke Mosley (Communications Manager), Heidi Stevens (Transport Manager LLR), Dan Graham (Lead Clinical Pharmacist), Alex Reece-Sumner (Stock & Equipment Administrator LLR), Jake Base (Payroll Administrator), Sarah Toyne (Nurse Practitioner UCD), Stacey Howard (NHS 111 Non-Clinical Team Manager), Ryan Fellows (Patient Records Administrator), Lisa Walton (PA to Heads of Service), Arbinder Roopra (Lead Driver, LLR), Sukhwinder Roopra (Driver, LLR), Shannon Reddish (Health Advisor), Fiona Coaton (Corporate Receptionist) and Peter Miles (Driver Trainer), Hannah Brinkworth (Receptionist), Aqib Bhatti (Clinical Director UCD) and Ian Truby-Ware (Head of Clinical Services).
The Wolf Run site describes the event as follows: “The concept behind the Wolf Run was to re-create the feeling of running in natural terrain - a wild run that would allow people to experience natural, raw running conditions as far as possible whilst also presenting runners with a challenging, interesting and enjoyable event.
Every step will test you mentally and physically, taking you back to a primal, instinctive way of running in raw, challenging terrain.”
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