If you’ve followed gyro for a while, you will probably know that there has always been a culture for sport and charity sports events, with the SportsAid annual events a noteworthy date in almost the entire team’s diaries. Given this history, it may not be a huge surprise to many of you to discover one team member’s latest and very admirable quest…
Richard Glasson, CEO of b2b agency, gyro, has a great passion for sports, and when he’s not travelling the world on business or spending time with his family, he manages to find the time to fit in a great deal of sporting activities.
This year, Richard will be taking part in five major sporting endurance races to raise £10k for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of his Mum, who passed away last year.
Richard’s 6 months of misery will begin on Monday with the l’Etape du Tour, the toughest of the Tour de France stages, taken on a few days before the pros arrive. It’s the toughest stage of them all covering 170kms in the Alps, with 4 hard climbs in the first 150kms, acting as a ‘warm-up’ for the ‘Giant of Provence’ – Mont Ventoux. Ventoux is a 22km climb at an average gradient of 8%, giving Richard over 2 hours of pain, after having ridden for 5 or 6 hours already just to get to that point!
As if that wasn’t more than enough for most of us average mortals, Richard will then move on to a variety of other events including the NY marathon and HellRunner, which whilst looking great fun, also appears to live up to its name!
So, if you’re impressed and would like to support Richard in his quest, then do please consider making a donation to his chosen cause. You can see more at his website www.runglassonrun.com.