Question: What could be more enjoyable than dragging your weary body around a five mile circuit from 7pm on a Saturday night until 7am the next morning?
Answer: Doing it straight after a night of heavy drinking at the office summer party.
Not your idea of the perfect weekend? We’d be inclined to agree, but luckily it’s all for a very good cause. Six of HPS Group’s finest (or most insane – you decide) will be enduring this year’s Ultra12 on 18 July to raise money for Support for the Sick Newborn and their Parents (SSNAP).
What is Ultra12?
Ultra12 isn’t about competitive racing – it’s about raising money for charity and having fun in the process. Taking place at Beale Park in Pangbourne, Reading the night time 12 hour endurance relay is open to runners of all levels and can be entered by individuals and teams. Armed with head torches and glow sticks our relay team will negotiate a five mile route of tarmac, tracks and trails, before collapsing into a sweaty heap once the sun’s back up.
Following last year’s success, the team has once again chosen to support the charity SSNAP, which provides care for sick and premature babies and their parents in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The organisation was formed in 1982 by a group of parents who wanted to secure additional resources for the unit, and today it is able to care for up to 53 babies. To find out more about SSNAP, please visit their website.
Meet the team.
Last year there were thirteen. Now there are six (but we’re sure they’ll work doubly hard to make up the miles).
How you can help?
If this sounds like something you’d like to get involved with, please visit our online donation page and give whatever you can – every pound we raise will go towards helping this worthwhile charity.
Or, if you’d like to come and cheer on the team in person, we’d love to have you there. Get in touch for more details about the event.