Teams Barnfield Elite and Barnfield A Team from Barnfield Construction are still celebrating/recovering after coming 1st and 3rd in the Coniston Challenge 2018.

Twelve members of staff entered the annual triathlon in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital despite soaring temperatures.  The triathlon with a twist comprised;

  • A 10 km trek up the Old Man of Coniston
  • 17 km bike ride through the Grizedale Forest
  • 3 km Kayak across Coniston water

In addition to winning 1st and 3rd place out of the 29 teams that took part, Barnfield Elite team also won the fastest time in the bike challenge.

The two teams of 6 raised a phenomenal £8,000, of which £3000 was donated by Barnfield Construction, for Alder Hey Hospital and everyone will definitely be taking part again next year.

Here’s what the winners said post-event:

Barnfield Elite – 1st Place WINNERS!!

“A fantastic weekend, great fundraising event and team building exercise. Extremely memorable!” – Andrew Brown

“The Coniston Challenge – simply a great weekend, Hiking, Biking, Kayaking & Karaoke!!

The real winners are the children at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital well done for organising a great event.

Competition for places is going to be fierce next year ‘Jack’!!!” – Dave Shaw

“Would definitely recommend this to other employers and people looking to raise money for such a good cause. Great day out!” – Jack Belshaw

“A great event in a beautiful part of the world with enthusiastic people raising money for a truly worthwhile cause – although we won – we need to go faster next year 😉” – Tim O


Barnfield A-Team – 3rd Place

“I would like to say I absolutely loved every minute of the challenge, it was tough at times, particularly when I fell towards the end of the trek, gravel burns hurt!

However, I am truly delighted at how much money we managed to raise for Alder Hey children’s hospital and hope to take part again next year.” – Jen McAndrew

“Great experience and a privilege to have been part of a fantastic team. A day I will always remember for mostly good reasons….. I’ve nearly forgotten the pain.  Starting to think about next year…… maybe!

Alder Hey did a great job organising the event.” – John Parkinson

“What a fantastic weekend! It was tough getting to the top of Coniston Old Man in the heat but we did it.

I would certainly do it all over again to raise money for such a great charity.” – Debbie Earnshaw

“Despite being invited to make up numbers for the Barnfield A team, I was determined not to let the side down so embarked on a rigorous journey of diet plans and strict training in an attempt to complete the 30 km Coniston Challenge…

Proud moment achieving 3rd place with my fellow teammates and a privilege to be part of a fantastic event!

Thank you Alder Hey, see you next year :-)” – Dan Benson

 The Coniston Challenge – What an absolutely awesome weekend, I had an absolute blast Hiking, Biking and Kayaking with fantastic weather and great team it was a pleasure to take part.

I would also like to say a big thank you to Alder Hey for organising such a great event. Sign me up for next year NOW! – Rob Bell

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