group completes gruelling assault course challenge
team from Burnham-On-Sea's Gemini Tae Kwon-Do Club have tackled
the world's largest assault course.
group took part in the 'Rat Races Dirty Weekend', a monstrous
course set in the grounds of one of England's finest Elizabethan
Country Estates at Burghley House in Lincolnshire.
200 obstacles spread over 20 miles, the team ran, swam, crawled,
climbed, and jumped their way around the course in seven hours.
tackled the world's longest monkey bars and negotiated massive
obstacles, some of which were taller than two double decker buses!
with over 6,500 other runners, the team helped to raised over
£180,000 for the childrens charity Children with Cancer.
Lambert, the clubs instructor, said: "It was the most amazing
experience. Weve had an awesome time training and preparing
together, Im so proud of everyone. You are given the option
to divert to the Half Mucker (13 miles) at around the 10 mile
stage, but even those that were struggling with injuries opted
with dogged determined to finish the full course."
time wasnt fast, but there was a lot of waiting around at
some of the larger obstacles. Several members of our team that
hadnt really run before, but they really got stuck in, dug
deep and have been now been rewarded with a massive sense of achievement."
have already entered a team for 2016 and we are determined to
smash our finishing time."
year we raised money for the race's named charity but we would
much rather help out a good cause closer to home. If any local
organisation would like us to fundraise for them please get in
if you think youd like to join us next year, pop in and
start training, youll be surprised how much you can achieve
in a year. We are in The Gymnasium at King Alfred School on Tuesdays
and Thursdays between 6.30pm-7.30pm or visit our website
for more details."
Jonathan Galbraith, Gabriel Homewood, Nina Budd, Danielle Oberhansli,
Jane Lambert, Ali Sellars, James Delafaille taking part