Hundreds take part in epic endurance run for charity
WHILE most of us were doing our best to avoid the mud and cold this weekend hundreds of people were getting stuck in, in a field near Market Harborough.
On Sunday 350 runners lined-up for the start of the Avalanche Run in Sibbertoft, a tough 10k obstacle course that included river crossings, 10ft fence climbs and crawling under cargo nets through snow.
The event aimed to raise money for the Rutland and Leicestershire Air Ambulance as well as runner's individually chosen charities which included Help for Heroes and the Alzheimer's Society.
Organiser Ashley Langton said: "It's good fun to organise events like this but getting the snow here was a bit of a headache.
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"We had two lorry loads delivered at about 7am this morning by the Milton Keynes SNO!zone, which equates to around four tonnes."
The next obstacle running event organised by Quest Events, will take place at Brooksby Melton College on April 20, called Farmageddon.
For more pictures see In pictures: Runners take on the Avalanche Run 10k challenge