Team tackle world’s toughtest fitness race for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

A team of restructuring professionals from Mazars LLP have taken on the Hyrox Race to raise £11,000 for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.
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Director Rob Cresswell, together with five colleagues from accountancy firm Mazars travelled to Malaga in Spain to compete in the Hyrox race, a global fitness competition testing strength, endurance and determination.

The race combines running and functional workout stations, where participants run a kilometre, followed by a functional workout station, repeated eight times, making Hyrox the ultimate physical challenge.

Rob said “We wanted to do something that was really difficult, a true test and worthy of sponsorship.

The fundraising team at the Hyrox event in Spain. (Photo by: Mazars)The fundraising team at the Hyrox event in Spain. (Photo by: Mazars)
The fundraising team at the Hyrox event in Spain. (Photo by: Mazars)

“The Hyrox race is something most people cannot just turn up and complete and therefore we needed to train to be able to complete it. I was able to persuade four other colleagues and three friends to join me in the challenge.”

Mazars donated £2,500 to kickstart the fundraising efforts and the total amount raised was £11,075 which will be given to support the work of Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.

Rob said “Last year, the crew attended a road traffic incident involving one of our team’s family. It really brought home to us the need for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance in quickly getting to incidents in our rural counties. This money raised will help keep their service operational.”

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Rob competed the race of eight 1km runs, with exercises including lunges, squats, a sled pull, farmer’s carry, burpees, row, 1km on a SkiErg ski machine and a sled push, in an hour and 34 minutes.

Tanya Taylor, LNAA head of corporate, community and events, said: “As a charity, we rely on the generosity of people like Rob to keep our doctors and paramedics operational, delivering pre-hospital emergency care to critically ill or injured people at the scene.

“A big well done to Rob and the whole team.”