Money no ob­sta­cle

Brett Gled­hill and Joanne Gib­son helped raise money for Ash Phipps.

Campaspe News - - NEWS - By KIM­BER­LEY PRICE

NANNEELLA Com­mu­nity In­cor­po­rated has helped send Ash Phipps on his way — all the way to Lon­don.

Through fundrais­ing, the com­mu­nity group raised $500 for Ash’s trip to tackle an ex­treme ob­sta­cle course.

‘‘We wanted to raise some money to cover the costs in go­ing to Lon­don to com­pete,’’ pres­i­dent of Nanneella Com­mu­nity In­cor­po­rated Brett Gled­hill said.

‘‘We raised the money through a

It will be tough

Bun­nings voucher and through the Sheep Dog tri­als.’’

The Rochester vet­eri­nar­ian will be com­pet­ing in an in­tense 24-hour ob­sta­cle course race, which re­quires an ex­tra­or­di­nary amount of phys­i­cal strength, en­durance and de­ter­mi­na­tion to get over the line.

Go­ing up and over tall fences with­out foot holes or hand grips and run­ning in be­tween, scram­bling un-

der barbed wire en­tan­gle­ments, fighting through mud­baths and climb­ing ropes — Ash will be com­plet­ing lap af­ter lap of this 11.6km ob­sta­cle course for 24 hours.

For the 30-year-old, this is his way of life.

‘‘At the start of the year, I said I’d love to com­pete over­seas,’’ Ash said.

‘‘I just didn’t re­alise how quickly it could hap­pen. ‘‘It will be tough.’’ Ash left for the Lon­don world cham­pi­onships on Satur­day.

Photo: Luke Hemer

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