Pushing the limits for charity in Long Buckby

Tough Mudder challenge'Buckby Health Gym, Long Buckby.
Tough Mudder challenge'Buckby Health Gym, Long Buckby.
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A team of 11 men from the district will push their bodies to the extreme when they take on the Tough Mudder Challenge for charity next month.

The daring lads will work as a team to complete the 12-mile assault course in Southampton, the obstacles in which remain under wraps until a week before the start date on June 8.

In the past challengers have tackled electric fences, fire runs, ice baths and a mud mile but this hasn’t deterred the local team.

Team leader and owner of Long Buckby Health and Leisure Steve Mutch said: “It’s a hard core challenge but if you tell yourself you can do it and you do, it shows perseverance.

“We know it’s going to be hard and we are prepared for that - we even had to sign death waivers - but it’s all about team work and there will be thousands of people taking part ready to pull you along.”

The team will be sponsored for their efforts and have already raised £1,000 for their two chosen causes Help for Heroes - of which challenger Ed England is a serving army member - and the Northampton-based NC TLC Trust which supports families living with childhood cancers.

The youngest challenger Adam Jones, 18, will be competing alongside older sibling Aaron Jones, 20, but admits there is no rivalry between them, only team work.

The team can be sponsored by visiting Long Buckby Health and Leisure on the High Street.

WHY THE TEAM CHOSE THEIR CHARITIES

A team of 11 men from the district will push their bodies to the extreme when they take on the Tough Mudder Challenge for charity next month.

The daring lads will work as a team to complete the 12-mile assault course in Southampton, the obstacles in which remain under wraps until a week before the start date on June 8.

In the past challengers have tackled electric fences, fire runs, ice baths and a mud mile but this hasn’t deterred the local team.

Team leader and owner of Long Buckby Health and Leisure Steve Mutch said: “It’s a hard core challenge but if you tell yourself you can do it and you do, it shows perseverance.

“We know it’s going to be hard and we are prepared for that - we even had to sign death waivers - but it’s all about team work and there will be thousands of people taking part ready to pull you along.”

The team will be sponsored for their efforts and have already raised £1,000 for their two chosen causes Help for Heroes - of which challenger Ed England is a serving army member - and the Northampton-based NC TLC Trust which supports families living with childhood cancers.

The youngest challenger Adam Jones, 18, will be competing alongside older sibling Aaron Jones, 20, but admits there is no rivalry between them, only team work.

The team can be sponsored by visiting Long Buckby Health and Leisure on the High Street.