HARDY friends followed in the footsteps of the SAS to raise £2,000 for Myton Hospice.
Arvi Samra, Andrew Doust and Phil Sims undertook a gruelling 24 km race over a Welsh mountain used by the military for special forces training.
Arvi Samra, who lives in Warwick and is a conveyancing solicitor with Leamington law firm Blythe Liggins, said they took on the challenge as all had family and friends which had been helped by the hospice.
Andrew from Leamington, who owns a quantity surveyor practice in the town, is a 2nd Degree Black Sash in Shaolin Fist Kung, and Phil, also from Leamington, is a Healthformation coach.
Arvi said: “The route is a real lung buster that throws everything at you, including the elements. There are steady slopes that allow a solid jogging pace, shocking inclines that have you almost on your hands and knees, loose stone tracks that require cautious foot placements and a forested vehicle track that allows for some rapid going.
“Even SAS recruits at the height of their physical abilities regard beating the clock in this event as a serious challenge.”
The trio are all veterans of various running events, such as the Wolf Run, Regency Run and the Two Castles, which is sponsored by Arvi’s firm, Blythe Liggins.