Sundays are normally reserved for lazing around the house, doing chores or spending the afternoon in the pub. But not for the energetic fundraisers who ploughed through a charity fun run in the City yesterday.
The Mencap Step Up Challenge saw participants run up three of the capital’s tallest buildings – ending with a dash up the 1,672 steps of Walkie Talkie building on Fenchurch Street. The 6.1km run was organised by Mencap in conjunction with Land Securities.
“We saw a lot of tired faces but can’t thank them and our charity partner Land Securities enough for allowing the event to happen,” Mencap’s Paddy Griffiths said.
One highlight for runners afterwards: everyone was treated to a post-run glass of champers in the Walkie Talkie Sky Garden.