Solidor recently entered a team into the feared Tough Guy Challenge, which is promoted as the safest, most dangerous event in the world and featured barbed wire, thick ice and even mild electrocution!
While most of the industry look at more typical challenges, Gareth Mobley and his Solidor team have raised the bar considerably. Joining Gareth was customer service co-ordinator Cameron Edmonds, financial controller Carlton Hopley, area sales manger Dean Foley and customer Peter Dyer, managing director of Dempsey Dyer.
The Tough Guy Challenge consisted of an 8 mile grueling mud run followed by tackling The Killing Fields assault course. On the way the entrants are faced with the risks of barbed wire, cuts, scrapes, burns, dehydration, hypothermia, acrophobia, claustrophobia, mild electric shocks, sprains, twists, joint dislocation and broken bones.
More than ever the 2013 Challenge lived up to expectations with sheet ice in the water and of the 5,000 who took part, 3,600 finished with 1,400 failing, of which 600 were treated for mild hyperthermia. Gareth and his team finished in an impressive 2hrs 52 minutes, well under the 4 hour target and next up for Gareth is the Hope 66 cycling challenge with GM Fundraising.
Gareth Mobley, managing director of Solidor Group commented: ‘Grueling is not the word as this was way beyond a typical management training weekend. It took us all 48 hours to recover and I can tell you the office was silent on Monday morning!’