There’ll be some sore limbs and aching muscles after last weekend’s arduous Goggins Challenge, for the runners of all standards who played various active roles in this unique test of both physical and mental stamina.
Although any sense of lingering pain will be more than relieved by the realisation of what all participants achieved, personally and collectively. And ultimately just how much they raised for their chosen charities as they put their mind, bodies, and spirits through their paces at the beginning of the bank holiday weekend.
Raising Personal Endurance Bars and Funds with Every Well-Earned Footfall
If you’ve looked at the S&G Response LinkedIn page in the past couple of days, you can see how dedicated to the cause both Charles and Nick have been both in the run up to the challenge (if you’ll excuse the pun), and obviously throughout the entirety of the gruelling event itself.
As both competitors have kept us in the loop with their individual training routines as the daunting 4x4x48 hour challenge approached, along with providing timely updates throughout the epic 2-day undertaking.
The Goggins Challenge Is No Mean Feat
Inspired by the fitness and mental health gauntlet thrown down by former Navy Seal and famous American Ultramarathon runner, David Goggins, Team S&G Response were spearheaded by our very own Operations Director, Nick Stone, along with Non-Executive Chairman, Charles Layfield.
Between them they’ve managed to raise a breath-taking £11,906 (and still counting) for Brain Tumour Research, over the 2 days of sustained running with little breaks and significant sleep deprivation. Having begun their first 4 mile run at 4pm on Thursday the 27th of May, Nick and Charles jubilantly crossed the final finishing line a little before 1pm on Saturday the 29th of May, with the sound of applause ringing in their ears.
The fit duo representing S&G Response were joined by fellow movers and shakers from the insurance and legal sectors, comprising runners from Hugell Solicitors, Kuro Health, Carpenters Group and Admiral Law. All of whose efforts raised much-need funds for three hugely important charities. Together with the aforementioned Brain Tumour Research, these included The Spinal Injury Association and Fans Supporting Foodbanks.
To witness more of the S&G Response team’s incredible achievements, visit our LinkedIn page. Here you’ll find video uploads and a raft of photos which document Nick and Charles’ training schedules, snapshots of them participating in the Goggins Challenge itself and the latest news about how the fundraising is going.
About The Goggins Challenge
Following its inception in 2020, the Goggins Challenge has quickly gained a following amongst amateur runners and the more fun-inspired of charitable runners equally. Providing a stern test for any level of amateur athlete, even the most proficient of marathon runners admit that taking part in the 48 mile in 48 hours challenge is a big ask. Not least, because on completion competitors have covered some 26.2 miles, while running 4 miles at 4-hour intervals over a successive 48-hour period.
About the Charities
Brain Tumour Research – Dedicated to funding scientific research into brain tumours, while campaigning for more national investment into this research.
The Spinal Injury Association – Acknowledged as the leading user-led charity providing information, core services and support to people suffering from spinal cord injuries.
Fans Supporting Foodbanks – A joint initiative between rival supporters of Merseyside-based Premier League football clubs, Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. fans put rivalry to one side and first joined forces to address food poverty in Liverpool back in 2015.