Collectively raising more than £750 all three raced in support of the Charity ‘Scottys Little Soldiers’ – a military charity to help bereaved British Forces children.
The gruelling course included obstacles such as a 30 Foot leap of faith into an ice-cold pool, swimming across Burghley House reservoir twice, scaling many treetop cargo nets/walls, the infamous 120-metre-long monkey bar frame and many more spread over the 20 miles. Racing along with 3100 other participants they completed the course in a very respectable 1502, 1503 and 1504th place in 6 hour 40 minutes – and they were still smiling!
Lyle said “It has been an excellent experience for all who took part, all for a very good cause. The best part of the course was the water phase that started with a 30 jump in to an extremely cold pool, shortly followed by swimming across Burghley reservoir undertaking several water-based obstacles along the way. The worst part was dealing with the cold that shortly followed the water phase, running in soaked through trainers and clothes on a breezy day is
less than ideal.
Chris adds “Without a doubt the worst part is dealing with the cramp due to the cold that begins as soon as you exit the water, from that point onwards it is challenge to keep moving. This is my second Rat Race for Scotty’s Little Soldiers and I have managed to beat my last time by one hour, so roll on next year.”
Jack said “I am just happy to be able to take part for such a good cause. After hurting my knee only a few weeks ago, I doubted whether competing would be possible. So, after resting where possible and strapping my knee up I decided to give it a go. It has been challenging but also a good laugh. Competing as a team, we were able to assist each other over obstacles. We could also support and push each other mentally where required.”
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