North West Social Workers take on Tough Mudder challenge

Archived: Posted February 16, 2015

Three of our most intrepid social workers will be taking on the Tough Mudder challenge this May to raise funds for two charities.

The Tough Mudder teamRosie Gilgun, Jennie Seddon and James Shorrock from FCA North West will tackle the 10-12 mile obstacle course – designed by British Special Forces to challenge the toughest of the tough.

They will be raising money for the Rees Foundation – which supports young people and adults who have been in care – and a cancer charity in memory of Joan Wallace-Powell, a former member of our team who died recently from bowel cancer.

Training has already started for the group, who currently describe themselves as “incredibly unfit”.

The hardcore mud run event tests physical strength and mental grit, and the gang are aiming to build up their strength and fitness by going to the gym, running, rolling in mud and jumping in cold puddles.
Jennie and Rosie kicked off their training with some attempts at pull-ups. The following morning, muscles that neither of them knew existed made themselves well and truly known to both girls. Valiantly though they soldiered on, Jennie taking herself off to the gym at 6.20am to do a METAfit class, consisting of 20 minutes intense training. Jennie said she felt sick after the training but the worse thing was she couldn’t lift up her arm to apply her mascara!

Meanwhile, James has been a little more secretive about his current training regime.

Tough Mudder is a team-oriented challenge that puts camaraderie over finisher rankings. Over the next few months, the team will be training hard and we’re sure they will rise to the challenge, doing themselves, their colleagues and the Rees Foundation proud.

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