Ultimate endurance course
THEY are tired, cold and covered in dirt but delighted to have completed one of the toughest endurance courses. This team from Ashford not only successfully tackled the Royal Marinces course near Exeter but raised £2,000 for the Help for Heroes charity, which provides support to wounded servicemen and women. Lucy McClymont said: “We have friends and family serving so this is a charity close to our hearts.” Calling themselves Team Invicta they took part in the Commando Challenge, over the same course that is one of four tests that Royal Marines recruits have to pass. The fund-raiser is the only time the public can run the three-mile course, which recruits tackle wearing 33lb of kit. Obstacles include Peter’s Pool, which is 40 yards long and chest deep, pitch black tunnels and the sheep dip - a two metre long fully submerged set of concrete pipes. Lucy added: “The really hard part is not the obstacles themselves but the task of running three miles cross country in wet, heavy clothes. Team members were Lucy and Alastair McClymont, Louise Roberts, Matt Hogbin, Maria Knight, Mike Bayne, Miriam Ellis and Sarah Keane.