On Saturday 14th July 2018 12 members of the Whiting team set a task upon themselves to walk 26 miles in a day as way of a group challenge.
They had an early start of 6am where they began their walk at Ladybower Dam, Hope Valley, in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District. The trial began with a vertical climb, which was pretty tough going as they had just started out! It was worth it, as the views were breath taking once they reached the top. The idea of this challenge was for it to be more of a personal achievement and the team managed to complete it in 11 and half hours – despite everyone averaging at least three blisters on each foot!
60,000 steps after setting out, our Commercial Manager Matthew Murphy said:
‘Tremendous effort by all, we are now into our 8th year of doing a Whiting Challenge, they really don’t seem to be getting any easier! Bring on the next one!’