11 June 2010
Two teams from Capita Symonds will test mind, body and
spirit to the limits in this year’s Intelligent Sport UK
Challenge, a corporate challenge event that
raises crucial funds for the NSPCC.
The competition - nicknamed the ‘Corporate
Olympics’ - will see 100 UK companies battling it out over four
days and three nights (16-20 June) in the mountainous regions of
Aviemore in Scotland.
Capita Symonds is sending a mixed team as well
as an all-male team, both of whom will be hoping to better last
year’s results and break into the top 20.
The teams will not know the exact details of
the challenge, which are kept top secret until the start, however
they are likely to face tasks that involve cross-country mountain
biking, trail running, kayaking, navigation and code breaking.
Team Captain Tom Davies said: “We will
be up against some strong teams from the likes of Microsoft, Airbus
and Lloyds Bank. However, we’re ready, willing and able to take on
the rest of the UK teams and between our training programme and the
fundraising, we’re being kept very busy. We’re aiming to raise
£4,000 for the NSPCC, so your support would be very welcome –
sponsor us at www.justgiving.com/capitasymonds2010."
NSPCC fundraiser Liz Silk said: “The efforts
of the Capita Symonds teams will support the vital work of the
NSPCC, which makes a massive difference to the lives of
Capita Symonds Managing Director Jonathan
Goring said: “I’m delighted to be part of a strong Capita Symonds
entry into the event. Last year was a great success and we hope to
do even better this year, both in terms of overall placing and
fundraising for the NSPCC.”
Capita Symonds teams are drawn from across the
UK and numerous disciplines:
Tom Davies, Martin Weil (East Grinstead),
Jonathan Goring, John Kinnear, Ruth Farrar, Russell Nunn, Stephen
Charters (London), Alison McKerrow, Carys Holloway (Portishead),
James Daplyn, Paul Ryan (Carlisle), Kyle Duckworth
(Blackburn), Mark Saunders (Barrow), John Hughes