On Sunday morning a pretty hardcore team of runners from Burton were up early and poised at the starting line for a 10K race in Regents Park in aid of our charity partner Trekstock.
Every single one of our runners crossed the finish line so huge props to each of them for completing a gruelling 10K! And there was time for a group photo before heading to the pub for a well deserved pint afterwards!
Daniel Scott was our fastest guy with a time of 43 minutes 10 seconds, and Sophie Beaton was the fastest girl with a time of 48 minutes 18 seconds!
The award for the most competitive goes to Dan Furley… Dan actually tried to order some canisters of pure oxygen for the race so that he could top himself up with some blasts of energy but they didn’t arrive in time! The most stylish racer goes to Jasmine Lansdell who donned some very chic sunglasses to run in.
Dan and Gary enjoyed the race so much that they are doing it again in September to try and beat their times!
In total this year so far Burton have raised around £12,500 for Trekstock! We’ve done skydives, 100KM walks, running races and bake sales plus plenty more, and the aim is to keep on going hard!
Find out more about how Burton is working with Trekstock to raise money for young people with cancer.
The Burton team of volunteers arrived at Victoria Park for their 9am start! And after a tour of the site they got down to a morning of hard graft helping out with press, guestlists, queue management and the rest!
After paying their dues working the doors the Burton crew took a well deserved break and headed to watch Ben Pearce and were just in time to catch him drop ‘What I Might Do’, a firm favourite withIbiza veteran Jasmine from our HR team!
After that it was right back to the grind for our volunteers who put in another shift to earn their entry to the festival for the rest of the evening! The Burton team joined the crowd at the main stage as they went wild for Everything Everything playing Kemosabe!
After that it was straight over to the Bugged Out tent to catch Disclosure who were a Field Day highlight for many of the revellers! Their remix of Jessie Ware’s Running went down a storm, all the way out the tent and right up to the bar outside where the crowd was backed up to catch this dynamite duo!
Our team stuck around to catch Julio Bashmore and TNGHT too, dancing away on their weary feet till almost midnight!
At the end it was a trudge back to Bethnal Green to get last tubes home!
Great effort from the Burton team who volunteered with Trekstock for the event, we reckon they showed some stamina to keep going for 15hrs on the trot, but it was all for a very good cause….
“We were super excited to have been chosen as the official charity partner for Field Day for the third year running. With one of the most exciting and strongest line-up’s around, it’s always the highlight of our calendar and the perfect partner for Trekstock. Thank you to everyone who visited our stall, met the team and checked out our latest collection of band tee’s, through donations raised at Field Day, you guys helped us to support young people with cancer and fund a trial into Hodgkin’s lymphoma. On behalf of all of us at Trekstock, we’d like to say a special thank you to everyone fromBurtonwho volunteered on site with us.” – Trekstock’s Sophie.
We’re already looking forward to the next Field Day, AND 2014 earlybird tickets have just gone on sale so you can bag yours for next year!
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Earlier this week a team from Burton HQ took to the streets (and canals, and rooftops!) of East London to shoot our Key Looks for Summer feature.
First stop was Netil House rooftop where photographer Clare Shillard caught some shots of our models George and Matt.
Next up, the team took a walk down the canals just off Broadway Market, and finally finished up with some shots in the pub!
Luckily the weather held out for us! Check out the view!
On the 20th April two very brave members of the team at Burton HQ headed to Peterborough to JUMP OUT OF A PLANE (at 12,000 ft!!! all in support of our chosen charity Trekstock.
Together Natassja and Neale raised over £1500 for Trekstock with their skydive so massive props are in order for that!
We caught up with Neale afterwards to get the low-down on the whole experience…
Knowledge: Neale, what were your last thoughts as you took the leap out the plane?
Neale: To be honest, it all happened so quickly I didn’t have time to think about the leap. I remember looking down as I was being dangled out of the plane and thinking “Oh my God”, but then it took about 10 seconds into free fall before I actually realised what was happening. I was so scared on the journey up to 12,000ft that I could barely speak, someone jumped at 8,000ft, they weren’t allowed to jump above this height due to medical restrictions, seeing her jump out of the plane heightened my fear, she just disappeared and FAST, this made the climb to 12,000ft even more terrifying. For a split second I didn’t want to do it, I am so scared of heights, I was shaking, taking deep breaths, the person in front of me was getting filmed, I must have looked terrified in her video. Nastassja said I was as white as a sheet when I was about to jump. But all of a sudden I had this sense of calm as I was being shuffled towards the door and I jumped not feeling scared.
K: Would you do it again or was once enough?!
N: I would definitely do it again, the best thing about the jump was the freefall, falling out of the sky at over 120mph is the most exhilarating experience I’ve ever had. I will definitely do it again and get my friends to join me.
K: Any words of advice for anyone thinking of doing a skydive?
N: Do it, no matter how terrified you are, you will never be as terrified as me. Looking back I don’t know how I did it, but I’m so glad I went through with it, it was the most amazing experience, I’d recommend it to anyone.
K: Describe your skydive in 3 words…
N: Best experience EVER!!
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