Three intrepid members of the SCA team have signed themselves up for twelve miles of hell on earth in this yearsâ€™ Winchester Tough Mudder event to raise money for a local charity.
On October 25th this year, the world renowned Tough Mudder event makes its annual stop at Temple Valley, Winchester as part of the UK calendar of races. The Temple Valley course is widely recognised as Europeâ€™s most gruelling venue and is notorious for resembling a medieval battleground. Alongside obstacles such as â€˜Arctic Enemaâ€™, â€˜Electroshock Therapyâ€™ (gulp!) and â€˜Mud Mileâ€™, this particular track covers acres of barren farmland full of jagged trails, and prides itself as being both fast and slippery.
This year, three of SCAâ€™s finest athletes (ahem!) will tackle the course in an attempt to conquer personal goals, and more importantly, raise some precious money for charity. Lee Bennett, Andy Hurll and Steve Piper will be donning their running shoes and Tough Mudder headband to try and defeat the twelve mile course and the various obstacles in the way â€“ easier said than done!
The chosen charity of these brave souls is the maternity unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, which is a cause close to Andyâ€™s heart in particular, as the staff at the hospital performed miracles in October last year to save his niece after her premature birth. Elena Darcy Forder was born almost four months premature in October 2013, and the hard work and expertise of the NICU unit at Portsmouth Hospital has made sure that little Elena (born weighing just 1lb 5oz) has just celebrated her very first birthday and is, thankfully, more than fit and well today!
For Elena Darcyâ€™s fully story, you can follow the link here to the Bournemouth Echo website.
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