Interspan’s engineers are no strangers to encountering a bit of mud when working on-site – but it was a whole new level of muck when our team entered the 2018 Dig Deeper race in Cumbria.
Dig Deeper is an adventure race that sees members of the construction industry run, cycle and compete in a water event to raise money for charity.
Interspan’s United Kingdom division entered a mixed team in this year’s event, held in the Lake District of Cumbria on September 21.
Our team of Tom Rees, Michal Kesy, Eric Dodd and Pamella Nnakayindi finished 38th in the challenge, which raised about £54,600 (AU$95,775).
As an organisation, we make sure that we take time to give back to our community.
This year was the second time Interspan has taken part in Dig Deeper, which was founded in 2015 by construction industry directors Paul Hargreaves of Lipton Rogers Development and Jeremy Edwards of Arup with Paul’s brother-in-law Gavin Anderson.
Gavin had lost his son to cancer in 2011, and it was during a few drinks in 2015 the trio hatched a plan to create a charity endurance race.
The race involved three stages; running, mountain biking and a surprise water activity. (This year, it was paddle boarding.)
Challenging as it may seem, it is also a great opportunity for the various construction companies to come together and compete using attributes such as fitness and navigation skills in Britain’s most spectacular scenery and toughest terrain.
The event is sponsored by companies we have worked with on many previous and current projects, including Arup, Careys and Multiplex.
We are very proud of our team of four who battled mud, rain and water to raise funds for two great charities: Anthony Nolan and 353.