The Courtyard joins in with the Running Out of Time Baton Relay

We passed the baton!

Our Head of Operations, Phil Pearcy, joined the Running Out of Time relay to pass the baton all the way from Ben Nevis to Big Ben!

Running Out of Time was a 2,661km relay from Ben Nevis to Big Ben. There were 366 stages along the 2,661km route and it took place over 32 days. Over five thousand people ran, walked, wheeled, swam, paddled, cycled, skied, surfed and hiked the route!

The journey ended on Tuesday 11 July as the runners, walkers and wheelers arrived at Big Ben at 20:30 to send a message to the government and to draw attention to the 2030 Net Zero targets and how we are running out of time to achieve them. Calling on those in parliament to help communities reduce emissions, protect and restore nature, and support people in the transition away from fossil fuels. The aim of the project was to turn words into action with the baton as a symbol of hope, as a reminder to government that they must do the same.

Phil took part at stage 241, across Hereford.

Here is a little look at how the day went…

Phil Pearcy stood next to Cookie The Courtyard mascot and a man on a bike


Climate Relay mascots stood together


Phil Pearcy and Cookie the mascot bear


Participants dancing in The Courtyard car park


You can read more about what The Courtyard does to look after the planet here

You can read more about Running Out Of Time here