Skanwear are delighted to announce their BRIGHT SPARX team have completed the Mudnificent 7 obstacle course race at Heart Park in Coventry, raising £563 for the Electrical Industries Charity.
View our short video below (4 MINS) or you can click HERE for the full 24 MIN version
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It was a beautiful morning when we all arrived at Heart Park, a perfect day to get muddy! Our BRIGHT SPARX team were in great spirits to take on the 7 extremely challenging zones created by Rock Solid, which covers 7km and will see our Bright Sparx team overcome mud pits, monkey bars and water troughs to reach the finish line.
All along the way there were stewards in medieval fancy dress ready to encourage you, cheer you on with the shake of a tambourine or the hoot of a horn and give you the complete confidence to attempt and conquer each obstacle safely.
From the start our courageous four; Charlotte, Joanne, Marc and Carl leaving in the first morning group, took off from the start on a long run before disappearing in to the woodland to take on the zones. When they emerged from the woods to complete the final zone to the finish line they were still going strong, which is quite a feat, to keep on running when your clothes are soaked through and your face, eyes and hair are all caked in drying mud!
Some of the hardest obstacles lay ahead, with mental challenges as well as physical leaps of faith, testing their weary bodies and minds. With a final walk though the shallow lake and a climb onto the podium, they stuck together throughout the course and took the finish line with a smile of relief and pride.
Would you do it again?: "Yeeeeaah" "I'd do it again now" " I'd go to boot camp first next time" "ask me again in a week!" were their responses :)
So will they do it again next year? Who knows, but if so, lets hope more of the Skanwear staff and maybe their family and friends join the BRIGHT SPARX team. This is just the beginning!
We've put together a short (4 min) video for you to see the team in action - look out for the moment when the GoPro chest camera came off in the mud slide :) So click here to watch the BRIGHT SPARX YouTube video.
We've also made a longer version of the video covering all the 7 zones (24 min) which will you can click here to watch.
The Electrical Industries Charity is the national charity for the electrical and energy industries. Supporting their people through life's challenges.
Their mission is to look after all people from the electrical and energy industries whenever they or their families need help with life's challenges, whether big or small, at every stage of their lives. For more information visit the Electrical Industries Charity website.