BMI takes on Tough Mudder

The BMI Healthcare "Dirty Dozen" are participating in a gruelling Tough Mudder Half challenge in Cheshire on September 8th.

They will be aiming to raise £3,000 for three charities.

  • British Heart Foundation Logo
  • Cancer Research UK Logo
  • Dementia Logo

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The BMI Dirty "Baker's" Dozen line up is:

  • Chris Buckingham - Regional Director - North
  • Danny Cook - Head of Regional Sales and Marketing
  • Greg Gane - HR Business Partner
  • Jo Whitehand - Operations Manager, BMI The Highfield Hospital
  • Lale Metin - Marketing Officer, BMI Ross Hall Hospital
  • Sharon Stewart - Regional Director of Clinical Services
  • Christina Zimber - Head of Procurement
  • Angela Mulholland-Wells - Regional Finance Director
  • Genna Harwood-Armitage - Head of Reward and Recognition
  • Jason Rosenblatt - Head of HR Operations
  • Kogie Naidoo - Executive Director, BMI The Lincoln Hospital
  • Sam Sheehan - Executive Director, BMI The Beardwood Hospital
  • Tracy Jackson - Executive Director, BMI The Highfield Hospital

Tough Mudder is a mud and obstacle course that tests physical strength, stamina, and team work. The group was brought together by BMI Regional Director Chris Buckingham, and aims to raise £3,000 for Cancer Research UK, Dementia UK and British Heart Foundation.

Chris said, “When the idea of Tough Mudder was suggested, I thought sure, I’m up for that, how hard can it be? Little did I know that it might require some preparatory training! I have done things like it before but apparently you don’t need to be the fittest or strongest person in the world, just committed and focused. Honestly, there can’t be any team more focused than the BMI Healthcare “Dirty Dozen”!

“We are a group of colleagues supporting three really worthy causes and despite the pain we will inevitably endure, we will have a lot of fun raising money for them. We really hope that our friends and colleagues get behind us and support BMI’s toughest mudders!”

The BMI team is a mix of first timers and Tough Mudder veterans including Christina Zimber, Head of Procurement (this will be her second event this year) and Jason Rosenblatt, Head of HR Operations (this will be his fifth Tough Mudder).

Jason said, “I have been training five days a week for four months. I’m doing a mixture of strength and cardio-based training to prepare. I’m really excited about taking part.”

Christina added, “To prepare for the event, I’m drinking less alcohol, eating lots of protein and doing a mix of strength training and running. I was really apprehensive when I did my first Tough Mudder in July but I’m feeling more relaxed and I know the team will blitz it.”

First timer Lale Metin, Marketing Officer from BMI Ross Hall Hospital said “I’ve never done anything like this before but I was looking for a fun challenge. I am looking forward to getting muddy and working as a team to raise money for charities close to our hearts.”

To show your support and donate please visit the BMI sponsorship page - Donate Now.

Watch the video to find out exactly what the team will face.