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SAS-sized mountain challenge for Myton Hospice

Leamington Editorial 15th Jun, 2017   0

A MOUNTAIN-SIZED SAS hallenge is facing three men as they aim to raise funds for Myton Hospice.

Arvi Samra, who lives in Warwick and is a solicitor with Blythe Liggins; Andrew Doust, from Leamington who owns a quantity surveyor practice; and Phil Sims, from Warwick who is a health coach, are in training hard for a gruelling 24 km race over a Welsh mountain, used by the SAS for training.

Known as the Fan Dance, the infamous route is considered the yardstick of a candidate’s potential to perform well on arguably the world’s toughest military selection programme.

The three friends, who all train together at the same gym, will be racing up and down Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons, in July.

Avi said: “All of us have personal associations with the hospice through family and friends benefitting from their services.

“The route is a real lung buster that throws everything at you, including the elements. There are steady slopes that allow a solid jogging pace, shocking inclines that have you almost on your hands and knees, loose stone tracks that require cautious foot placements and a forested vehicle track that allows for some rapid going.

“Even SAS recruits at the height of their physical abilities regard beating the clock in this event as a serious challenge.”

Visit to support the trio.


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