Gung Ho! returns with thrills and ex­cite­ment

Middleton Guardian - - LEISURE - EMMA CURRY

AHUGE 5k in­flat­able ob­sta­cle course is com­ing to Heaton Park.

Up to 5,000 peo­ple will be able to take part in the Gung Ho! Se­ri­ously Fun 5k on Saturday, April 6, when it returns for its fourth year, with new and im­proved ob­sta­cles.

Or­gan­iser Alex Win­ters, a for­mer CBee­bies pre­sen­ter, said: “Ev­ery event has just got bet­ter and bet­ter and now we are look­ing for­ward to com­ing back and put­ting on our best Se­ri­ously Fun 5k yet.

“Ex­pect the same GungHo! fun, but big­ger and bet­ter. We will be work­ing ex­tremely hard to make each event fresh and ex­cit­ing, so that even if you have taken part be­fore, go­ing Gung-Ho! in 2019 will be even more ex­cit­ing than it was the first time.

“When I was younger I dreamed of tak­ing part in TV shows like Fun House and It’s a Knock­out, and I know mil­lions of oth­ers did too.

“Well, now we are giv­ing peo­ple across the coun­try the chance to roll back the years and live out ev­ery kid’s dream.”

Run­ners must be at least 4ft tall and will re­ceive a free bib, T-shirt and head­band.

Tick­ets to the event cost £28 un­til mid­night on Monday, Jan­uary 7 and are avail­able from www. be­gung-ho.co.uk.

Pic­tures: CHRIS PAYNE IMAGES 201

Gung-Ho!, the world’s big­gest 5k run, is re­turn­ing to Heaton Park in 2019

It’s warm up time ahead of the 5k chal­lenge

All smiles at the fin­ish line.

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