Axiom take up the ultimate 10 Mile endurance challenge
AXIOM Engineering Associates are proud to give their support to an employee who has dared to take on a charity race, with a difference.
AXIOM Inspector, Steve Potter has been training daily for the last six months in order to take part in a charity race which historically has been regarded as “The Ultimate 10 Mile Endurance Race”.
Founded by WO1 JJ Wilson, The PARAS’10 race was hosted by The Parachute Regiment in Aldershot from 1982-93. After the Paras left Aldershot, the event was shelved until it was later revived in 2008 by Major Sam McGrath in Catterick, North Yorkshire.
Steve has never taken part in the race before and was keen to build up his fitness steadily before reaching his goal of running 10 miles, carrying a 35lb pack on his back. A rigorous training regime meant that Steve was committed to a strict diet and training regularly over various terrains in the Tees Valley area including the Eston Hills and Carlton Bank. No day was exempt as he kept up with his training schedule even on Christmas Day morning!
Steve will be taking part in the Catterick race which this year takes place on Saturday 7th September with all profits generated by the event donated to the charity, SUPPORT OUR PARAS. This charity delivers valuable support to the Parachute Regiment via welfare of serving soldiers and their families.
Steve said, “I am really looking forward to being part of this amazing race. It is a very demanding course both physically and mentally so I have prepared as much as I can so that I can finish the course in a credible time – I also don’t want to let down all those who have very kindly sponsored me. Thank you to everyone including AXIOM Engineering who have agreed donations in support of this charity. We’re looking forward to a fantastic day with plenty of supporters turning out to encourage competitors to the finish line.”
With more than 650 runners taking part, it is sure to be an exciting finale to an incredible day!
For more information, please visit: https://paras10.com/catterick.php