A TEAM of nine men will take part in one of the world’s toughest physical challenges this weekend.
The ‘Tough Mudder’ event is a 10 to 12-mile obstacle course, which is designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina and mental toughness.
Today (Saturday) the team, which consists of Ste Malone, Peter Roche, Paul Murphey, Yohann Bonjus, Luke Fisher, Daniel Mahoney, Tim Cox, Phil Ellis and Andy Malone, will take part in the challenge in Cheshire.
They aren’t just doing it for kicks and thrills, they have also decided to raise money for two local and well loved charities – The Children’s Centre and Crossroads Care.
The team has been assisted by Erin Callister and Dan Bonett of Crossfit Isle of Man, a new fitness venture on Kirby Industrial Estate. They have sponsored the team and have been helping them get their fitness up to scratch.
Ste Malone, speaking on behalf of the team, said: ‘The team would like to give a special thanks to Scarlett Corporate Services for providing their T-shirts, and Dan and Erin of Crossfit IOM for their sponsorship. The team have all seen vast improvements in our fitness levels since joining Crossfit and we have all thoroughly enjoyed both the physical challenges and the social environment that it provides.’
Money raised from the Tough Mudder challenge will go towards important community projects that both The Children’s Centre and Crossroads Care provide across the island.
The funds raised from Luke Fisher’s participation will help support Crossroads Care ‘Young Carers Project’, which provides children and young adults who are involved in caring with a fortnightly break, drop in sessions, educational support and residential breaks on and off island.
Funds raised by the other members of the team will go towards The Children’s Centre’s many charitable services and projects that are run free of charge and aimed at helping children, young people and families to realise their full potential.
If you would like to sponsor the team, you can do so by calling 676076 or email Ste Malone on firstname.lastname@example.org