From the flatlands of the Fens to boggy hills for a charity challenge by a Wisbech businessman

Alex Neal raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Alex Neal raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support - Credit: Archant

A Wisbech businessman completed what he said was a brutal challenge to raise more than £1,700 for charity.

Alex Neal, managing director of TES Europe in Wisbech completed 25 miles, 60 obstacles and a dozen or so injuries to finish three Spartan races in one season.

His hard work has raised £1,171.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Obstacles on the race included rope climbs, clay pit crawls, barbed wire net crawl, monkey bars and the fire jump for affect at the end.

Mr Neal said: “While the sprint at Milton was pretty straight forward the super and beast at Pippingford were brutal.

“The problem with living in the Fens is it’s flat and the courses were mainly hills! To make it just a little more challenging still, the terrain was punishing, boggy ground and ice cold lakes take their toll on a body that is not used to that environment by any means.”

He said he pulled through with the fantastic support of his wife, friends and family.

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Mr Neal who is also a member of the Wisbech Macmillan football club is putting a Trifecta team together for next year to take on the challenge to raise more funds for Macmillan, a charity close to his heart.

“It is a chance to say thank you to all those who have done such a fantastic job for my Dad and continue to do so much good for so many. I will train, run sweat and no doubt bleed at some point and hope that my efforts will encourage a few others to help raise further funding, maybe through a little more conventional methods than three Spartan races.”

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