On October 15th, 10 brave souls took part in the Suffolk Whole Hog event which was held at Wantisden Valley. The Whole Hog is a 5 mile obstacle race where you are expected to run (or walk) but also crawl under cargo nets, climb up steep banks and walls, wade through rivers, go through tunnels, down slides, jump, swing and complete monkey bars. As well as this it is of course, cold, wet and very very muddy!
We spoke to Petra Risbridger after the event, here are a few of her accounts and stories from the day..
"We ran, walked and stumbled together, over ploughed fields and various obstacles, and then there would be a major pile up (just like on the M25), when suddenly one of our obstacles was upon us……….a mud slide into a pool of water, whilst being hosed down as we tried to scramble out of the pit. We were continually encouraged by the crowd who were in similar fits of giggles just watching us trying to get out of this unfortunate mess!
"Then on to rivers filled with, what I can only describe as, pig swill, I didn’t know if it was good for the skin or not, but we weren’t going to get a chance to “not” find out, we had plummeted into this pool of thick, brown sludge which smelt pretty unpleasant but was met with a multitude of smiley faces as it was so much fun just trying to wade our way through and clamber out the other side without coating our fellow competitors as we splashed and fought our way out!"
Safe to say that our team took it all in their stride, (even the mud!) and completed the course brilliantly! They were each welcomed at the end with a medal and a can of Adnams Ghost Ship beer, which I'm sure was well needed!
We will keep you posted about the final amount raised but in the meantime please do take a look at our Facebook page to have a giggle at more of the photos: CCiS Caring for me