UK Challenge pits toughest corporate teams against each other

Ealing Times: Challenging: Leo, left, and the Accenture team Challenging: Leo, left, and the Accenture team

IT HAS been six years since Leo Muid enjoyed glory in the wilderness, but this time it was made all the sweeter after he battled against Olympians in Snowdonia.

Leo and his colleagues from Accenture spent last week in North Wales with 61 other teams who underwent a series of daunting tests in this year’s 25th anniversary edition of the UK Challenge.

The corporate team-building event pits groups against each other in gruelling physical and mental challenges over three days in a bid to raise money for charity and be crowned UK Challenge champions.

This year, contestants were flung in at the deep end with a night run through the forest, followed by canoeing and mountain biking all intertwined with intellectual puzzles.

But, if that wasn’t enough, Leo and Co had to lock horns with retired marathon runner Mara Yamauchi and judoka Sophie Cox, who were representing the event’s official charity partner, The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

Leo was part of the Accenture team that won the event in 2008 and has been trying to get his hands on the prize ever since.

“I think it's a really special event and the mixture of physical and mental challenges and the strategic side to it which makes it so unique,” he said.

The UK Challenge is the nation’s leading corporate team-building event, providing companies from a variety of industries with an epic, adrenaline-fuelled adventure that delivers powerful business benefits. To find out more, visit www.ukchallenge.co.uk

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