Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 14°C

Search

Video/Gallery: Mud, glorious mud as charity challengers take on Insane Terrain obstacle course

10:45 19 May 2014

Competitors took part in the Insane Terrain run in Poplar Park on Sunday.

Competitors took part in the Insane Terrain run in Poplar Park on Sunday.

Sarah Lucy brown

Charity was the winner as dozens of people ended up wet and muddy after completing a challenging obstacle course in the Suffolk countryside.

The Insane Terrain event was held at Poplar Park, Hollesley, with people taking part raising money for a variety of good causes.

Organisers Insane Terrain Running also teamed up with children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent to offer a special reduced registration fee for those who wanted to raise money for the charity.

Competitors could take part in either a 5km or 10km course with a variety of obstacles to overcome – including clambering over walls, climbing through tunnels, crawling through water, and surviving the foam cannon.

Among those taking part were Brothers Rob and Martin Cornwell, along with their friend Andy O’Donnell – competing the challenge wearing giant nappies.

The trio were raising money for the neo-natal unit at Ipswich Hospital as a thank you for saving the life of Martin’s year-old baby boy Charlie. They have already raised £660 and are aiming to top £1,000.

Martin, of Felixstowe, said: “It was quite mucky – we were covered from head to toe! We really enjoyed it and we did 10km.”

Martin’s wife Kerry was 29 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to Charlie on May 1 last year. He was just 2lb and 15oz.

After 50 days in Ipswich Hospital Charlie pulled through and was fit enough to go home and is now in full health.

The team have already done the eight-mile Gladi8tor at Thetford Forest, and in July will be on a 10k run at Jimmy’s Farm, and possibly another event later in the year.

People can donate via www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Rob-cornwell

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Norwich Crown Court

A former instructor for the Army Cadet Force has been jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage cadet on a training camp.

An East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance. Photograph Simon Parker

A car has overturned on Woodbridge Road close to Barclays Bank in Ipswich.

The new Aldi in Donald Mackintosh Way, Ipswich.

Ipswich’s third Aldi supermarket is to open its doors tomorrow at Pinewood on the southern edge of the town.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

Two young men terrified a teenage girl after donning balaclavas and arming themselves with a hammer and rounders bat when taking the law into their own hands.

The Very Revd Martin Thrower

A senior Suffolk clergyman has been suspended by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich after being arrested by police on suspicion of voyeurism.

A photograph of a recovered Samurai Sword after an incident in Ipswich on August 30, 2016. Pic: Ali Livingstone / Suffolk Constabulary.

A man has been arrested and a samurai sword has been recovered after an incident in Ipswich this morning.

Ricky Mutton

Police were able to clear up 13 burglaries after an Ipswich man wrote a letter from prison saying he wanted to “wipe the slate clean”, a court has heard.

The Flatford terrapin - now named John!

When Ipswich teenager Curtis Jay went on the hunt for Pokemon Go characters in Flatford he accidentally stumbled upon a very different creature.

Suffolk and Norfolk police assistant chief constable Sarah Hamlin.

The assistant chief constable for Norfolk and Suffolk constabularies has announced her retirement in a series of Twitter posts which appear to criticise the police forces.

Stowmarket chicken shed fire (Photo: Denise Bates)

A chicken shed blaze in Stowmarket has been tackled by firefighters.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24