Team Barker

Congratulations to Acxiom's David Barker who completed the challenging Spartathlon road race in 161st place in just under 35 hours on 1 October. David was one of 370 starters to tackle the 246km non-stop running on road and trail, over mountains, through villages and towns, in the freezing cold dark of night and in the baking hot Greek sun during the day!

Described as the world's most gruelling race, the Spartathlon runs over rough tracks and muddy paths, crosses vineyards and olive groves, climbs steep hillsides and, most challenging of all, takes the runners on the 1,200 meter ascent and descent of Mount Parthenio in the dead of night. 

David's incredible feat has raised a fabulous £1,498.75 for the Freddie Farmer Foundation and with money still coming in, you can support him here.