On the 2nd of May, Patrick and Paul Flannery spent their bank holiday Monday with 52 other members of the construction sector walking 26.2 miles across London in order to promote the benefits of sport and exercise for mental and physical health.

The trek was organised and guided by Construction Sport, a charity built by construction workers that aims to ensure that sport and exercise based opportunities are available for workers across many parts of the industry.

The team stared out at Twickenham Stadium, the home of England Rugby, and then walked across the capital from midnight, following the River Thames and visiting many of the Thames Tideways sites, finishing at London’s Excel Centre to officially open UK Construction Week 2022 at 10am.

Flannery Plant Hire were also proud to sponsor one of the bridges along the route, as well as take part in the ten hour walk – which they ended up finishing ten minutes early.

Paul and Patrick Flannery - Construction Sport 2022

Stephen Kerslake of Construction Sport commented the following:

“Sport and exercise gives us the much needed downtime away from the struggles that our industry faces, by having that downtime in an industry environment we refresh ourselves and build stronger relationships with our colleagues.

Whilst also being able to share the experience with other workers across the sector.

Sport is scientifically proven to help our all-round wellbeing, we just need to embrace it and get involved as much as possible.”

All in all, the trek was deemed ‘an almighty success’ and Flannery look forward to continuing work with Construction Sport in the future.