Signed up to do a 10k mud/obstacle course!

Hi all, how are we today?

Monday night I had the first training session in a while with a fitness group called Gravity, based in Wethersfield. I have gone a few times in the past, and loved the variety of fitness that goes on there. Then life got in the way as it does and I didn’t go for a while. I have been keeping in touch with the group and have heard about a 10k mud/obstacle run coming up in October, and a group from Gravity are entering. Having been thoroughly put my paces by Darren, I had a chat at the end of the session and have now put my name down to do this event.

It’s called the Major Series: South, and is run by the military in a 3,000 acre estate. The 10K (6.21 mile) course is set out with various obstacles, including: stench trenches, balance beams, vanishing bridges over lakes, cargo net clambers, and barbed wire crawls. If you’re interested in more information about this then do take a look at their website here. This all sounds pretty daunting at the moment in all honesty, and I know I have a lot of work to do to get my fitness to a level where I can achieve it. However: I have my eye set on a target, and I am going for it.

I have never done anything like this before in my life, and getting through it will be a massive achievement, as it falls on the 3rd of October, which is just under 10 months from my operation. Remembering how I felt back then: its incredible that I am now in a position to seriously consider and go for this level of exercise. I know it’s going to be challenging, but that’ll just make it all the more rewarding when I cross that finish line.

I am inviting people to sponsor me for taking part in this. The money that I am raising is, of course, going to Crohn’s and Colitis UK to help support their amazing work. I have just set up a Just Giving page so that if you are reading this and are able to donate then you can click the link here, and donate straight to the charity. All donations are greatly appreciated! I am hoping to raise £250 towards the charity for doing this event.

Thanks for reading people, I am really excited about this, and will be posting updates on my training etc as I go on. Have a great day!

KBO

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About tomcoppin

Hello! I'm Tom, and have started this blog to share my experience of living life with a condition called Crohn's Disease. I've had the condition for a long time and have recently undergone surgery, hence the scar in the picture. I want to share my experiences to raise awareness of Crohn's, as well as helping out people who have been diagnosed. If you have any questions then feel free to message or comment and I will answer! Have a great day people. KBO
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