Never one to shy away from a challenge, our very own Harvey Harding has successfully completed the gruelling 2021 Swim the Serpentine, and Virgin Money London Marathon within just 15 days of each other.
Raising money for Roundabout, a local youth housing charity, Harvey completed a punishing 12 week plan, clocking up over 350 training run miles; completing strength and conditioning sessions; and attending practice swims in the local pool to ensure he was primed for success.
Joining thousands of other swimmers, including celebrities such as Linford Christie and Minnie Driver, Harvey dared the 15 degree waters on 18 September to complete not just the swim around Hyde Park’s famous Serpentine Lake, as part of the UK’s biggest open water swimming event, but a gentle 8 mile marathon training run straight after.
With a successful 2021 Serpentine swim medal firmly round his neck, Harvey then went on to focus on his Marathon challenge. Battling an ankle injury, and facing a gruelling 26.2 miles run around London streets, Harvey dug deep and completed the 41st running of the annual London Marathon on 3 October 20201 in the shadow of Buckingham Palace on The Mall in an impressive time of 4 hrs 39 minutes.
Of his accomplishment, Harvey said, “I wanted to challenge myself whilst also raising money for a Roundabout, a wonderful local charity that I have supported for a number of years. Roundabout, supports South Yorkshire’s youth by providing shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Since the Covid-19 pandemic more young people are being forced onto the streets due to them losing their jobs or the breakdown of family relationships. The pressure on support offered by charities such as Roundabout has therefore sadly increased significantly over the last couple of years. My target is to raise £5000 for this amazing charity to help them provide support and services to vulnerable young people in the South Yorkshire Region and to give them the prospect of a brighter future”.
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The team at PM Property Lawyers have been supporting Harvey in his efforts, and have been getting into the fitness spirit themselves by having their own Sports themed fundraiser.
Many dressed up in their best sportswear during a sports themed charity event, but our Tanya Worron took it to another level, by sitting at her desk all day, head to toe in scuba gear and winning the best dressed award.
James Marshall, one of our concierge team leaders, took gold in the Individual Sports Quiz.
Harvey’s current total raised is an amazing £4,090.05.
Having completed two of the three London Classics within days of each other, PM Property Lawyers are extremely proud of our MDs achievements. Just the Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100 to do now Harvey for that prized London Classic medal!
If you would like to donate to this great cause and support Harvey to raise money for Roundabout please CLICK HERE!