Steve Graham from NATS took part in ‘Tough Mudder Scotland’ this year. Here’s his story…
I still can’t say for sure what possessed me to say yes, but in any case I found myself part of a 15 strong team of (ex-military) NATS air traffic control staff doing this year’s Tough Mudder Scotland ! 11 miles and over 20 obstacles – all drenched in thick mud. Having turned 50 this year I really ought to know better.
For me the easy part was picking a charity – SNAC have been very helpful to us with their sound advice, and it was an obvious choice to try and give something back.
The weather on arrival at Drumlanrig Castle was fantastic, which lessened the pain a little. 13 of us made the start, all raising money for different charities. There was also a great range of abilities within the team, so we quickly split into groups – but most importantly we all finished and no-one was left behind.
Despite my months of apprehension (and fear), it was undoubtedly the most fun I’ve had in years. Putting in the training since the turn of the year definitely helped, but also the camaraderie and sense of achievement made it a really memorable day.
And best of all, I also managed to raise over £1500 for SNAC to help continue its great work.
We are hugely grateful to Steve as we are to everyone who raises funds for SNAC.
While I was employed by NATS they kindly agreed to provide teleconference facilities for SNAC and this continues with Steve’s assistance.
We can’t thanks NATS enough for this help as we simply couldn’t run the committee without it.