The whole team at Penmann congratulates Jason Perry for his tenacity, competing in the gruelling Dragon Race in the Brecon Beacons, at the weekend. This is no mean feat. A 30 to 60 mile race around a route that is only decided the day before, and just 2 ways of travelling are permissible: by flying a Paraglider (harder than it looks) or going on foot, carrying almost 20kg in weight.
Our Sales & Marketing Director, John Kirwin thought he would stick to his hobby of Mountain Biking as it seems safer and easier! Joking apart – Jason joined some acclaimed Hike and Fly athletes and world champions as well as amateur enthusiasts, which is how he modestly describes himself. Commenting on Monday morning Jason said: “I’ve got 9 blisters, some rubbed down to the flesh, and will soon be missing two toenails! But it’s been more than worth it”.
Motivated like many of us at Penmann, to help those less fortunate than ourselves, Jason was doing this to support the ‘Life of Riley’. Chris Riley is a friend who, at just 28 has been diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer. The kind of thing that stops us all in our tracks as we consider the implications. The funds raised by Jason will go towards Chris’s cancer care and treatment.