Stockport Leisure Team Overcome Man v Mountain Test For Mind Charity


Eight hardy souls from Stockport’s Life Leisure completed a gruelling 22 mile Man v Mountain test to raise money for charity.
The course started at sea level, finishing at the top of Mount Snowdon and taking in several obstacles along the way.
The team faced incredibly tough conditions on the day, encountering gale force winds of up to 60mph and torrential rain the whole way around the course.
This was all while facing challenges such as the infamous ‘vertical kilometre’, an abseil, and quarry jump among several others.
For one member of the team, preparation was made even harder. Laura Mylotte injured her back just days before the event and feared she’d have to pull out.
Laura said: “I was actually bed bound for 3 days and really didn’t think I was going to be able to do the race, but after all the training I was determined to do everything I could to make it to the start line with the team and at least give it a go.
“This involved a few sessions with the physiotherapist at one of our Life Leisure centres. I still cannot believe that I not only started but completed the full 22 mile race and obstacle course. We ran it as a team and five of us crossed the line together.”
Laura added: “We signed up for the Man v Mountain event to challenge ourselves, but most importantly to raise money and awareness for Mind.
“Mental health is something that can affect you at any stage in your life, whether it be yourself or someone close to you.
“By raising awareness we hope that more people will take some time to look into the issues surrounding it and learn what they can do to identify it.”