Tough Mudder challenge no obstacle for race-ready family

Published September 4, 2017 at 11:50

A family are getting ready to tackle the Tough Mudder challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Joanne Hargreaves, Customer Relationship Manager at Rossendale Borough Council, husband Barry and daughter Chloe are preparing to undertake the challenge at Cholmondley Castle

The 12 mile long challenge on September 9-10 will see them take on more than 20 obstacles and plenty of mud.

To get in shape they’ve been training regularly with high intensity interval training (HIIT), bootcamps, hurricane, personal training sessions and swimming where Joanne in particular has had to practise putting her head underwater in preparation for the notoriously muddy race.

The trio are hoping to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support which supplies nurses with specialist knowledge to help people suffering from cancer.

The charity’s nurses cared for Joanne’s father in law Bryan who passed away earlier this year, from lung and liver cancer and who were ‘invaluable’ providing ‘a much needed calmness in some very difficult times’.

“We just can’t thank them enough for they help they provided to us and similar people on a daily basis.”

“They were simply wonderful, especially at the end over the last few weeks when Brian deteriorated. Between them and the hospice nurses they came out three to four times a day and even stayed overnight at the end and just provided so much support to us all.”

The family have already raised over £300 and are nearly up to their target of £500 for the charity.

“I have completed several 10K runs before and I enjoy running.”

“But I’m not looking forward to water, mud or 10,000V electrocution!”

“I would much prefer to run around the course and leave most of the obstacles I think but don’t think that’s an option.”

To sponsor the Hargreaves family visit Just Giving

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