Money no obstacle
Brett Gledhill and Joanne Gibson helped raise money for Ash Phipps.
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.