Team spirit wins through in Charity Challenge

Olympic triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee join in the effort

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From heavy rain to dazzling sun, the 100 or so teams in the 2017 Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge triumphed over tough conditions and an arduous three stage course.  On the second weekend the teams were joined by Olympic triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee who tackled the Challenge’s elite course with a four man team.
 
“This is the third Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge we have attended and the second when Jonny and I have participated.  It is a hard day for everyone who takes part but, as the name says, a great challenge. It’s a great format and the £385,000 fundraising total is so impressive. Well done to everyone”, said Alistair Brownlee. Team Brownlee won the Challenge’s Elite category with 850 points with Keswick Warriors, a team from Keswick Rugby Club, achieving a commendable second place, just 56 points behind with 794 points.  3rd place went to Bwary, a team from Barnett Waddingham who achieved 540 points. In other results on weekend 1 the Super Tough category was won by the ‘Lattice Lakers’, from Kensey Foods, second place went to ‘Soggy Bottoms’ from Bradgate Bakery and third place to ‘I like the way you moo!’ from Dawn Meat Group.  
 
The Tough Challenge was won by ‘A Recipe for Success’, from Point 74, second place taken by ‘May Contain Nuts’, also from Point 74, and 3rd place by ‘Team Buits’, from Buitelaar Production Ltd. On weekend 2, the Tough Challenge was won by ‘In a Pickle’, from EPC, second place was taken by ‘Vive La Finance’, from Walkers Deli and third place was taken by ‘The Colonel’s Men’ from Tesco.  The Super Tough weekend 2 category was won by the ‘The Exiles’ from Samworth Brothers Group, with second place going to ‘Baking Brad’, from Bradgate Bakery and third place to ‘The Boomerangs’. Each winning team received an additional £1,000 donation for their nominated charity with second placed teams receiving an additional £750 for their good cause, and third place holders receiving a £500 charity cheque. ” 
Team spirit wins through in Charity Challenge