30 Sept 2022

Twelve of the BECK team took on this year’s Paragon Mudathon.  The event is the commercial property industry’s extreme 5K mud challenge and uses the UK’s toughest obstacle course.

On the day, over 500 industry professionals took part to run, climb and crawl over 100 mud and water obstacles.  All proceeds raised from the event went to Small Steps, The Brain Tumour Charity and LandAid.

BECK entered four teams for the event, with participants from right across the company.

Team members were to help each other through the obstacles.  The fastest combined team time won the competition on the day.  We were delighted that Aaron Ronan and Alex Potter from our BECK Luxury team took 5th and 6th place, out of the 500 competitors taking part.


Paul Gilling, Simon Hand and Oliver Potter from the BECK Museum team joined forces on the day.  They jumped at the chance to challenge themselves and test their fitness levels.

The spirit of teamwork and mental toughness set the tone for the challenging but rewarding course.  All BECK team members made it to the end of the challenge and congratulated each other afterwards, over a celebratory drink.

Paul says: “The atmosphere was great.  We helped each other out, both physically and by encouraging each other when it got tough.  One of the hardest parts of the challenge was carrying car tyres up and down several hills. It was a fantastically well thought out event and thankfully there was a nice cold pint at the end of it.”

The participants enjoyed a positive experience. Paul’s team are already considering getting the team together for another event in March next year.  He says: “What a rewarding challenge.  We all agreed it would be great to do more events like this.”


Dan Herron, Group Commercial Director, took part and says: “What a great day to build on existing relationships, raise money for charity, and see friends and colleagues not only challenging themselves, but helping others.”


The Paragon Mudathon Committee says: “We would also like to thank everyone for your generous contributions on the day. In total, the Mudathon raised £26,100 to be distributed between the 3 charities – an absolutely amazing effort all round.  Your financial assistance will help Small Steps, the Brain Tumour Charity and Landaid continue their goals of changing people’s lives for the better.”