The group trained over a period of about five weeks prior to the run, and although they were all located in different places, they were able to build up “great camaraderie” through tracking their progress on Strava and sharing group emails, encouraging each other along the way.
Although there was no requirement for any of the runners to raise sponsorship as this event was a race, it was decided that the team would use this opportunity to raise some funds for the local hospice.
Out of all the runners, funeral director, Trevor Fox, achieved the best time on the day at 51 minutes, with the last staff member of the line being Tina Horncastle coming it at 1 hr 45 minutes.
The business was founded in 1892 by Daniel Robinson who bought a building company in Stansted and began making coffins and arranging funerals. By the year 2000, the company had grown to include offices in Harlow, Great Dunmow, Sawbridgeworth, Braintree and Epping.