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Capita Symonds at Intelligent Sport UK Challenge

11 June 2010

Two teams from Capita Symonds will test mind, body and spirit to the limits in this year’s Intelligent Sport UK Challenge, a corporate challenge event that raises crucial funds for the NSPCC.

The competition - nicknamed the ‘Corporate Olympics’ - will see 100 UK companies battling it out over four days and three nights (16-20 June) in the mountainous regions of Aviemore in Scotland.

Capita Symonds is sending a mixed team as well as an all-male team, both of whom will be hoping to better last year’s results and break into the top 20.

The teams will not know the exact details of the challenge, which are kept top secret until the start, however they are likely to face tasks that involve cross-country mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, navigation and code breaking.

Team Captain Tom Davies said:  “We will be up against some strong teams from the likes of Microsoft, Airbus and Lloyds Bank. However, we’re ready, willing and able to take on the rest of the UK teams and between our training programme and the fundraising, we’re being kept very busy. We’re aiming to raise £4,000 for the NSPCC, so your support would be very welcome – sponsor us at www.justgiving.com/capitasymonds2010."

NSPCC fundraiser Liz Silk said: “The efforts of the Capita Symonds teams will support the vital work of the NSPCC, which makes a massive difference to the lives of children.”

Capita Symonds Managing Director Jonathan Goring said: “I’m delighted to be part of a strong Capita Symonds entry into the event. Last year was a great success and we hope to do even better this year, both in terms of overall placing and fundraising for the NSPCC.”

Capita Symonds teams are drawn from across the UK and numerous disciplines:

Tom Davies, Martin Weil (East Grinstead), Jonathan Goring, John Kinnear, Ruth Farrar, Russell Nunn, Stephen Charters (London), Alison McKerrow, Carys Holloway (Portishead), James Daplyn, Paul Ryan (Carlisle),  Kyle Duckworth (Blackburn), Mark Saunders (Barrow), John Hughes (Manchester).