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Boulting team complete the North West Tough Mudder Challenge 2015

Boulting Teamwork beats the Tough Mudder course!

Four colleagues rose to the challenge of supporting the Boulting’s chosen charity this year, Claire House Children’s Hospice.

Together they raised over £1800 by completing the tough team obstacle course in Cheshire. Tough Mudder northwest took place on September 13th at the picturesque Cholmondeley Estate.

Martin Caldwell, Sam Blair, Michael Finchet and Andy Pritchard from the Penketh offices completed the course in around 3.5 hours. The event promotes team work, with contestants supporting, encouraging and helping each other physically around the course.

The obstacles were certainly not for the faint hearted. With names like “Kiss of mud” and “Hangin’ Tough” it was the “Artic enema” that was the most feared by the team, with a monstrous slide into ice water and then a barrier to go under and crawl out of, who can blame them! Sam Blair added that “The Everest obstacle was a run up a half pipe and needed all of us to complete. Facing this at the end of the obstacle course made it the worst!”

Martin explained what kept them going “The event is hard, exhausting and painful towards the end, but great fun! Supporting the charity gave us the extra push to complete the arduous event whilst having a good laugh with friends” Our colleagues trained throughout the summer, ensuring they were fit and ready for the challenge. Martin Caldwell knew what he was in for though having taken part in the 2013 event.

Would they do it again? “Yes definitely! I’ve been there, done it and got the t shirts and even the special headbands!” enthused Martin. And it was also resounding “Yes” from Sam, Andy and Michael! We will be looking out for their crazy headbands and sore bodies again next year!

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