Fun run puts fundrais­ers to test with ob­sta­cles in­clud­ing a 3D web

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

PREPA­RA­TIONS are well un­der way for one of the big­gest events in the Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum’s cal­en­dar.

Mu­seum bosses are gear­ing up for the an­nual Chiltern War­rior fun run – a 5k or 10k ob­sta­cle course in which 250 peo­ple took part in last year.

More than £7,000 was raised for the mu­seum last year as run­ners braved the rain and mud to slip and slide around the woods and fields, of­ten in fancy dress and war­rior out­fits.

This year’s race, which takes place on Sun­day March 13, sees an en­tirely new and fiendishly chal­leng­ing 3D spi­der web as part of the course, which takes its places along­side the nat­u­ral ob­sta­cles which are stag­gered through­out the site of out­stand­ing nat­u­ral beauty and the ad­join­ing Wood­land Trust prop­erty.

Some run­ners are also rais­ing spon­sor­ship to sup­port other lo­cal good causes, in­clud­ing The Chiltern So­ci­ety and Beat­ing Bowel Can­cer.

Mu­seum di­rec­tor Sue Shave said: “This is a bril­liant op­por­tu­nity to en­joy one of the best fun sport­ing events in the area and help to sup­port a good cause at the same time.

“Ev­ery en­try helps us fund the won­der­ful work of our unique mu­seum with its his­toric build­ings res­cued from the lo­cal area.

“Come along and run among our his­toric build­ings, wood­land walk and his­toric farm, com­plete with sheep, chick­ens, goats and heavy horses. It’s wild, muddy good fun.”

There are still spa­ces avail­able for com­peti­tors to sign up and run, or you can sup­port the mu­seum by vol­un­teer­ing as a mar­shall, help­ing to en­cour­age par­tic­i­pants and en­sure that the event runs safely and suc­cess­fully. Con­tact Ge­orge Hunt at vol­un­teer­ing@coam.org. uk for more de­tails.

You can also run as part of a team, and the run is suit­able for ex­pe­ri­enced run­ners, as well as those who are just start­ing out.

Peo­ple can de­cide to run ei­ther the 5k or 10k and each par­tic­i­pant re­ceives a free medal.

Visit www.chilternwar­rior.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

Mud in your eye: Hun­dreds of peo­ple took part in the Chiltern War­rior run


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