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I survived the mud, freezing water and obstacles to raise money for BCT

Posted November 5th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment


Last Saturday I took part in an army style assault course ‘Major Series’ organised by British Military Fitness at Weston Park to raise some money for Birmingham Conservation Trust. It involved mud, smoke, water, obstacles, dirt, hills and more mud.

It was a lot harder than I had imagined. I don’t think I was fully prepared for what I had let myself in for. It was an exceptionally cold morning and it didn’t get much warmer with the first obstacle involving running through ice cold water. I was then directed through woodland, up and down steep hills, crawled through mud beneath barbed wire, more climbing over things and crawling through more mud. There was definitely no shortage of obstacles that day I tackled a spiders web, hula hoops, Harry’s Hill’s (without a doubt the most toughest challenge of the day!), diving onto a slide whilst having buckets of water thrown at me, ran through muddy trenches and the last obstacle wading through muddy water waist deep.

Although it was challenging it was fun at the same time and I raised £325.50 for Birmingham Conservation Trust.

A big thank you for everyone who has donated and supported me!


One Response to “I survived the mud, freezing water and obstacles to raise money for BCT”

  1. Suzanne Carter November 12, 2012

    Well done Emma. Great picture – you look like you are having fun! and also a HUGE thank you for raising so much money for BCT – you are a star! Suzanne


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