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Sandwich Sports Centre members to take on Tough Mudder for Meningitis Now

By Mercury reporter

A group of members from Sandwich Sports and Leisure Centre will raise funds for Meningitis Now by taking part in this year’s Tough Mudder.

Martin Roby, Kirsty Ashington, Christopher Burgess and Vince Payne will take on the muddy obstacle course in Faygate, West Sussex on Saturday, September 24.

The challenge is said to be “the toughest event on the planet” involving a 10 to 12 mile run over and under military style obstacles. Participants have to commit that they’ll help each other complete the course.

Martin, Kirsty, Christopher and Vince outside Sandwich Leisure Centre

Tough Mudders: Martin Roby, Kirsty Ashington, Christopher Burgess and Vince Payne of Sandwich Leisure Centre

The final hurdle – titled electroshock therapy – involves a short, muddy sprint through a field of dangling electrified wires packing a punch of 10,000 volts.

The group have decided to run for charity, recognising that they need all the motivation they can get.

One of the participants, Mr Roby said: “It will give us that extra little bit of encouragement when things get tough.

“People will have sponsored us to complete this challenge, and the charity will be relying on us to do so. Giving up won’t be an option no matter how hard it gets.”

Meningitis Now, celebrates 30 years fighting the disease funding research into vaccination, prevention of the illness and raising awareness.

The charity’s event organiser, Rachel Oakley, said: “We’d like to thank Martin, Kirsty, Chris and Vince for supporting the lifesaving and life-changing work of Meningitis Now.

“We rely on the energy and enthusiasm of our supporters to raise the funds we need each and every day to continue our vital research, awareness and support work.”

To sponsor the team click here: www.justgiving.com/mkcv

 

 

 

 

 

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