Our staff completed an assault course to raise money for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund
Last weekend some of Sports Tours International staff got cold, wet and really muddy all in the name of charity. The event that was held at Haigh Woodland Park, Wigan, was a 5k assault course that combined a range of obstacles that tested the competitor’s physical endurance.
It was impossible to stay clean!
Cross country running is very likely to be a muddy affair, that’s a given. However this course also included two separate plunges into freezing cold mud pools. Our staff finished the race absolutely covered in mud and grateful that they had brought a change of clothes.
A physical challenge!
In addition to the 5k of cross country running, the route also had several obstacles that tested the upper body strength of our staff. These included military walls that required the competitors to show great team work to ensure everyone could climb them. The walls were tough to get over but provided a much needed break from running through mud. As the race neared the finish line the penultimate obstacle required runners to run up a ramp and then pull themselves up to the top using a rope. Our team by this point were definitely feeling the burn but they again showed excellent spirit and determination to ensure that they could overcome any obstacle thrown at them. The team spirit and positive attitude shown by the Sports Tours International team made the race thoroughly enjoyable and completing the race created a sense of pride and accomplishment for everyone involved.
Completing a challenge like that is always rewarding but is made much more rewarding knowing that your participation will help other people. The event contributed to raising funds for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund which helps the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
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