Carter Jonas staff take on the Trailtrekker Challenge

A team of surveyors from Yorkshire are set to join more than 300 teams participating in the Trailtrekker Challenge; a grueling 100K hike across the Yorkshire Dales.

The event run by Oxfam is to be completed on Saturday 1 June for a total of 30 painstaking hours.

The group including Paul Beckett and Chris Hartnell from Carter Jonas, James Hartley from Pullans and Craig Gooddy from Ryden will create ‘Team Plodding Mad,’ a fitting title for the task at hand.

With a rigorous training programme planned over the next month, the team hopes to smash their personal target to raise more than £1,400 to fund Oxfam’s work in over 94 countries. The team has opted for the prestigious Gold Challenge, a painstaking journey which will see the team venture through the night and challenge the wilderness of the dales.

2013 is the fifth year of the Trailtrekker Challenge being held in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Paul Beckett said:

“We all enjoy a challenge and want to help raise as much money as possible for Oxfam, undoubtedly a great cause. 100 kilometers in 30 hours is going to be tough but we will train hard and have a good team spirit which I’m sure will see us through.”

Chris Hartnell said:

“Paul and I are no strangers to endurance events having completed the Wooden Spoon Four Peaks challenge three years ago. We were now eager to help raise more money for a very worthy charity and are under no illusions how tough it will be to successfully complete 100km route.

“The time frame for completing this challenge is tight so we’ll have to make sure we pace ourselves and keep spurring each other on.”

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Plodding Mad
Chris Hartnell and Paul Beckett of Carter Jonas.

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