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Real-life dra­mas at Fak­en­ham race­course in­spired staff at the track to take on a tough chal­lenge to raise funds for the East Anglian Air Am­bu­lance.

The EAAA he­li­copter and its highly skilled and spe­cial­ist team saved the lives of two vis­i­tors to the race­course who had suf­fered heart at­tacks over the last year. So a team of nine of the course di­rec­tors and staff took on the chal­leng­ing mud race ‘Only the Brave’ at the Elve­den Es­tate and raised £21,088.64 for the EAAA.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive David Hunter said, “Ev­ery­one at the race­course feels pas­sion­ately about the work of the air am­bu­lance so it was not a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion for those who took part to say ‘yes’ when I sug­gested we got a team to­gether for Only the Brave. How­ever,

I was per­son­ally very dis­ap­pointed to be a ‘non­run­ner’ 24 hours be­fore the event with a torn leg mus­cle! But my friend and race­course chair­man Adam Case boldly stepped in to take my place at the last mo­ment.”

Some of the team of Adam Case, Nigel Sa­vory, Trudi Moul­ton, Clare Beev­ers, Dalia Cour­ridge, Vicki Harper, Matthew King, Rachel Syming­ton and Tris­tan McEwan opted for the six-mile chal­lenge, whilst Adam, Matthew, Rachel and Tris­tan braved the 10-mile race. Both teams man­aged to com­plete the race in less than two hours on a cold, wet day.

Fak­en­ham race­course’s fund-rais­ing run­ners

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