Mission Accomplished!



Left to right: Jon Powney, Pat Carroll & James Smith

The triumphant team returns having completed 31.7 miles around and through the Brecon Beacons (Sorry #TrekFest, James’s GPS was convinced that your 29 miles was wrong!) very sore everything but a seriously satisfying achievement! The weather was kind to us, thankfully, with large amounts of sun and a few showers. The team finished in a respectable position of 161st out of a field of 439 in a time of just under 12 hours, 114 people didn’t finish!! The chafing is almost repaired and most of us can almost walk normally.

The team have now raised over £600 for #cbituk and are justly proud of the achievement. The money will now go to provide the necessary support for families who have to deal with the potential lifelong impact of Child Brain Injury – thank you to all that have sponsored us, Jane and Bob Oldmeadow, #Andrew Tee @ The Child Brain Injury Trust for the t-shirts, Nicky Warren @ Impro Commercial for the additional t-shirt screen printing and all our families, friends and colleagues and clients for supporting & donating to us, we really appreciated it.

The Justgiving page will now remain open for a few more weeks so please, if you haven’t done already, or if you know someone that would donate, please pass on the details.

Would we do it again? Almost certainly (just need a load more training, speaking for myself of course!)

Trekfest 2014 – GAME ON!!

TrekFestIf you weren’t aware before, I’ll be reminding you all over the next couple of months as the small but intrepid band of C&G’ers get ready to trek across the Brecons covering 27 miles in just 12 hours, it’s going to be gruelling & knackering but above all satisfying and a great achievement as we aim to raise money for Charity at the same time.

A little bit about why we’re doing it:

Brain injury and in particular adopted brain injury affects so many children and their families and in many cases doesn’t necessarily surface until sometime after the event.

Last year, this affected my niece who has recently undergone brain surgery and although the situation is improved, she is still not out of the woods and will most likely be living with this for the rest of her life.

Child Brain Injury affects not just the child but the family as well. Everybody has to readjust rapidly to the sudden impact this has on what was a normal/happy day to day life.

From the Child Brain Injury Trust website………….

“Every half an hour in the UK, a child or young person will acquire a brain injury. The Child Brain Injury Trust provides information, support and training to anyone affected by this devastating and life changing condition.”

So please give generously, the Trekfest we’re participating in will be 12 hours of endurance across the Brecons and even after the sore feet have healed, it will be over. For the kids going through brain injury, they will have this for a lifetime. Help us to give then some support!

Thank you for reading!

We’d all really appreciate your support in the endeavour and you can do this ever so easily by visiting our Just Giving team page and making a donation! There are all the usual methods available to make donating simple and easy. So please, give as much as you can! Click on the Just Giving button on our blog home page to donate.

We’re also looking for Sponsors to help with some of the kit – if you can help, please let me know directly – email pat.carroll@gettrained.co.uk

First it was Movember, now it’s the Brecon Beacons!!!


Click on the image to go to the TrekFest website!

The challenge has been set! 10 guys true and strong made up from both current and past C&G Services employees will be covering either 54 or 27 miles in 24 or 12 hours across the amazing Brecon Beacons. I’ll let you know which we choose in due course!!

The whole event is about challenging yourself as well as raising money for charity, more details about what charity we’ll be supporting in future posts.

In the meantime, remember kids…………

Life : It’s no rehearsal, make it happen!