Landform Outdoor Pursuits!

Following Mark and Matt’s successful London Marathon run earlier this year, we have put together a crack team of runners and entered the Royal Parks Half Marathon which is on Sunday 9th October.  We are raising money for the Greenfingers charity this time, which creates gardens for children’s hospices around the country.  The run starts and finishes in Hyde park, taking in Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St James’s park  along a 13.1 mile route. As well as Mark and Matt, the team includes: Mark the Postie, Steve R, Ross and Mike L.  More on this soon.

Mike L running in the Alps

Mike L running in the Alps

 

Mike L has been busy running this year! A fan of endurance marathons, at the end of August, Mike participated in the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc which involved a 107 mile run through France, Italy and Switzerland no less!  He says it’s the hardest race he’s ever done with over 9700m total ascent through the Alps.  He accomplished the race in 2 days and 2 nights, finishing with an amazing time of 43 hours.  Well done Mike!

Our Landform Lads don’t just run either! Mick recently got back from Florida where is was representing Great Britain in the 2011 World Dragon Boat Championships.

2011 World Dragon Boat Championships, Tampa Florida

He raced with the GB Senior B team, better known as the Grand Dragons.  The Grand Dragons went through the heats, the semis and got into the finals, covering 4 distances in over 5 days.  The team won Silver in the 2000 metres, Bronze in the 1000 metres and Bronze again in the 200 metres. Mick says that the team did amazingly well and that winning a medal at the “Worlds” is something you dream about.  Well done, Mick!

Mick sporting his Bronze medal