WRIGGLING under barbed wire, scrambling up near-vertical mud slides and running over electric cables are just some of the extreme obstacles faced by a team of boxers determined to raise money for a children’s charity.
Coaches from Team Wiseman Boxing Academy in Waterlooville took on the gruelling Tough Mudder challenge for Horndean charity Hannah’s Holiday Home.
The seven-strong group gave their all in the challenge, which saw them wade through ice water pits.
Shaun Green, Kev Martin, Ian Chandler, Martin Broome, Daron Wiseman, Joey Wiseman and Jay Barclay – whose ages range from 20 to 45 – spent up to four days a week training for the event in the weeks leading up to it.
But it was worth it because they raised £1,200. The money will allow the charity to pay for five families of children who are seriously ill to go on much-needed breaks in one of their luxury holiday homes.
Daron, 41, said: ‘On event day, when stepping up to the challenge, our charity cash target was the motivation we needed to make it easier when negotiating extreme obstacles, and the pain barrier we were all experiencing.
‘The thought of supporting a charity that provides memory-making holidays for children with cancer and life-limiting illnesses definitely helped to push us when we were pumping iron in the gym and pounding the pavements.’
Daron’s wife Kelli said she could not be prouder of the team and added: ‘They defiantly deserve credit after all the hard work they put in.
‘They did lots of physical strength work-outs as well as road running and hill sprints in the weeks before the event.
‘Tough Mudder has been described as probably the toughest event on the planet.’
To find out more about Hannah’s Holiday Home go to hannahsappeal.org.
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