The latest ‘Grim Challenge’ was held at Aldershot over the weekend of 30th November/1st December and entails an 8 mile off road race through mud and water. To quote what the participants are to expect:
This land is used to test Army vehicles so expect it to be interesting! You will reach a long hill shortly after the start before descending again eventually reaching a water filled ravine. You will run on over puddle-strewn paths before having to crawl under camouflage netting. You’ll eventually reach some man-made mounds before arriving at and running through some rather large puddles. Expect to get very wet! You’ll run on to the fast vehicle driving circuit where it is rocky underfoot. This brings you to some more large areas of water and the finish area.
Emily took time out of her University work to compete and chose ipAn as the charity she was going to raise funds for: “I picked the charity as it has relevance to my life and I believe you to do a world of good to those affected by autism. I also wanted to select a less popular charity, one where my donations would be truly appreciated and put to good use”.
Mike Reardon, Interim Chief Executive of ipAn, stated “It is really great that Emily thought of us. Her photos indicate that she enjoyed the experience but I wonder how long it took her to get the mud off afterwards! Thanks also to all her friends and family that sponsored her.”
You can still contribute to Emily’s fundraising page at http://www.justgiving.com/emily-johnson11