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1st July 2019

The Living with Water Partnership are thrilled to announce that the Hulltimate Challenge will once again take to the streets of Hull on Saturday 13th June 2020.

In October 2018, over 900 racers took the streets to challenge obstacles such as Ice Baths at The Deep, swimming in Princes Quay Dock and overcoming all their fears outside Hull Minster by sliding down the Hullmageddon.

Based solely around the region’s relationship with water, The Hulltimate Challenge brings to life ways in which the community of Hull and East Riding can live and thrive with water, by tackling water related obstacles through the wonderful streets of Hull.

Lee Pitcher, General Manager for Living with Water says:

“The Hulltimate Challenge engaged over 1.5 million people last year and was both regionally and nationally ground-breaking in its creative approach to build community awareness around flooding. We are thrilled to have the event return to the city, with bigger and better obstacles for everyone. Repeating such a successful event, means that not only is there an appetite for events like this but we are better prepared for climate change too.”

Living with Water are an award-winning partnership made up of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Environment Agency, Hull City Council and Yorkshire Water, focussed on building flood resilience across the region with various projects including Graffiti Art Installations, Education Outreach activities in schools, sponsorship of the Big Malarkey in June 2019 and attendance at Driffield Show in July. All aimed at engaging with businesses and communities to build a better protected Humber Region in innovative ways.


Yorkshire Water

Lee Pitcher

General Manager - Living With Water

Lynnsey Pilmer

Communications and Engagement Manager

Catherine Johnson

Portfolio Manager

Emma Brown

Programme Manager

Eve Pierrepoint

Portfolio Manager

Gary Collins

Flood Risk and Engagement Manager

Environment Agency

Neil Longden

Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager

Andrew Barron

Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Senior Advisor, Partnership & Strategic Overview Team, Yorkshire (East)

Kim Tan

Advisor, Flood Resilience Team

Paul Stockhill

East Yorkshire Partnerships Manager

Hull City Council

Mark Jones MBE

Head of Economic Development

Rachel Glossop

Flood Risk Planning Manager

Alex Codd

Director of Economic Regeneration

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Alan Menzies

Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration

Astrid Paget

Principal Engineer - Flood Risk Strategy

Ben Kirby

Assistant Principal Engineer

University of Hull

Dan Parsons

Director, Energy and Environment Institute

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