Swamps, mud and ditches greeted a team from Rugby at a cross-country adventure that left those taking part filthy but elated.
Somne 24 staff from GE Power Conversion were joined by three family members in the Wolf Run, which took place near Leamington on April 6. They battled a 10km course running through countryside and encountered 10ft walls, crawled through mud and swamps, jumped over trees and ditches, crawled under haystacks and fell into muddy pool after muddy pool.
Vicky Murphy was among those taking part. She said: “Luckily the weather turned out fantastic for us – although the wading lake was still only three degrees.
“Everyone helped each other over, under and out of obstacles using fantastic team spirit and encouragement and seeing people give all of their might to climb over the final wall was amazing. The final muddy ditch at the finish line seemed a welcome relief and made you forget about all the hard work to get round the course and everyone finished feeling elated and hugely happy having successfully completed The Wolf Run. A fantastic day was had by everyone – runners and supporters - and we’re busy getting our team together for the September race now.
The team trained at Rugby strength and conditioning centre Peak Performance, which provided with free personal training sessions by way of sponsorship.
They were raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and baby charity Tommy’s.