They called it ‘Only the Brave‘, and they meant it. On Sunday 20 March four of Dialogue’s bravest took on the highs, lows and generous supplies of mud in Thetford Forest in aid of East Anglia Air Ambulance. Arriving bright and early bearing a supply of energy drinks, snacks and supplies, and (in some cases questionable) outfit choices, our team was faced with the unenviable task of tackling the ‘Intrepid’ course – five miles through the forest and 20 obstacles. The fact that, on arrival, we were told the course ‘was actually six miles’ set the tone.
And then we were off… and then we stopped again, as queues for the first obstacle gave a well deserved rest some 100 yards form the start line. Things soon got moving, however, and what followed was two hours of climbing, crawling, running up hills, running down hills, bruises, knocks and wet posteriors. Fortunately for us the organisers saved the best for last. Just before the finish line was a sea of mud – complete with army-style crawling tunnel and a final energy sapping climb before the finish line. Luckily our team was built of stronger stuff, crossing the finish line in style/carrying each other over.
What a day and what a challenge. The fact that we were mud-soaked and cold didn’t matter as we’d raised £540, which is set to be doubled by Archant, for the charity. Were we tempted to pay them cash in the hope they’d come and check us over? Yes. Would we do it again? Yes!
Find out more about Only the Brave HERE.