26 September 2022

A Planning manager from food manufacturing giant 2 Sisters Food Group has become the record holder for the fastest solo land crossing of Iceland.

Glen Baddeley, who works at Site D in West Bromwich, travelled across 460 miles of tough terrain in extreme weather conditions, from Hraunhafnartangi lighthouse in the North to Dyrholaey lighthouse in the South.

In addition to breaking the previous world record, Glen raised an amazing £12,000 for the Boparan Charitable Trust.

Special thanks go to Magnavale, who sponsored the challenge and Michael Porter-Nash, military preparation college manager, who supported Glen along the challenge.

Glen said: “I am extremely proud and humbled by the level of support given during this challenge. Every moment was able to be live tracked via a GPS tracking system and it was clear that people from all four corners of the world were backing me in this attempt.

“Iceland was beautiful and brutal, enticing and resentful, friendly and an enemy. To say the journey was a roller coaster both physically and mentally is an understatement. Ultimately nature allowed me to pass and complete this epic journey which has been three years in the planning.

“Since January my life has been dedicated to achieving this goal, along with the personal success comes lots of money raised in difficult times to help disadvantaged kids in the UK. My other wish is that this would serve as being inspirational for everyone to use to push just that little bit further in their own lives whatever that ‘further’ means to them.

“Project Iceman is completed.’’

Charity Trustee, Baljinder Boparan, said: “We are so incredibly proud of Glen for the training, preparation, and determination that he put into the challenge. Without extra special people like Glen we would not be able to help so many children across the UK. He has raised over £12,000 which is an incredible achievement.”

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