Four of our criminal lawyers raced against the sun on September 1st when they took part in a charity triathlon in the Lake District.

Stuart Brown, from Blackburn, captained the team as they attempted to cycle 50 miles, hike to the summit of England’s second highest mountain, Hellvellyn, and then canoe two miles on Lake Thirlmere.

Making up the team of four in the Race the Sun event were Andrew Greenwood and Steven Port from Farleys’ Blackburn office and Chris Moran from the firm’s Accrington office. They competed alongside 59 other teams in the event on to raise money for Action Medical Research.

Stuart Brown said: “Chris and I took part in the event last year and had a really enjoyable day, despite being tired at the end of it. We raised over £1,800 last year and we are hoping with our new team to better that, and our time of 10 hours and 30 minutes, this year.

The Professional Football Association and many of our colleagues at Farleys have been very generous in sponsoring us and we have received items from a number of football clubs, including Liverpool, Everton, Sunderland and Middlesbrough to auction and help us towards our fundraising goal.”

A tired but elated team crossed the line in a fantastic 9 hours and 3 minutes to take more than an hour off their previous record. All the hard fund raising work before also paid off and £2,100.00 was raised for the charity! Farleys have contributed a further £250.00.

Action Medical Research funds vital research into serious diseases and conditions including premature births, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, osteoporosis, sickle cell disease, parkinsons disease and strokes.

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