‘SAS style’ obstacle course returns to Badminton

May 29 2018
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One of the toughest obstacle races in the UK is to return to the Badminton Estate this summer.

One of the toughest obstacle races in the UK  is to return to the Badminton Estate this summer.  Known as the ‘Tough Mudder’, the 10 mile course consists of 20 difficult obstacles, and in addition, fire, ice, and electric shocks. 

People come from across the country to take part, and to raise funds for their chosen charity. 

This year the Badminton course has been totally revamped, with new obstacles to encounter, to test physical strength and stamina.  There is no race to the finish line, and no winners.

Amongst the teams taking part is a group of women supporting Mencap, a national charity which aims to enable people with a learning disability to live their lives the way they choose. 

Sophie Spiteri says; “This isn’t your usual obstacle race. It’s 12 miles of brutal SAS style obstacles. I’m not quite sure why I decided to sign up for it to be honest. I must be mad.”

“It will however be a fantastic way to raise money for a cause that lies very close to my heart. I have worked at Mencap for almost five years, and it will be great to ‘give something back’ to an organisation that does so much fantastic work and for as many people from the local area to join us”

Rachel Croshaw, Mencap’s fundraising events manager, said: 

“We’re delighted that Sophie and her team are taking on the Tough Mudder to raise money for Mencap. It’s a really tough challenge and the obstacles are always really hard – but everyone always says how much fun it is.”