Thousands of runners take part in Insane Terrain muddy obstacle run
- Credit: Ian Carter
Thousands of runners waded through water, crawled through mud and climbed over obstacles at the Insane Terrain running event in Doddington.
The two-day event raised money for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity which supports people in Cambridgeshire living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care.
On Saturday, September 22, more than 1,000 people of all ages took part in the fun day 3km run at the Washbrook Farm, with many running with their family, friends and colleagues dressed in costumes.
Around 500 people took on the challenge at the Go Insane event on Sunday, September 23, where they battled through a 5km or 10km run with hundreds more watching from the sidelines.
Organiser James Welcher said the muddy obstacle run catered for runners from the age of 6 and of different fitness levels.
“There was a disabled young lady who did it in her wheelchair,” he added. “It’s a real spectacle to see that many people on the site.
“We had the junior rugby team, the Peterborough swimming club, people running for Alzheimer’s charity and lots in fancy dress - there were a lot of superheroes and Super Mario, and people in pink tutus running for breast cancer awareness.
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“Everybody loved it, it was brilliant.”
The event, now in its fifth year, has raised thousands of pounds for various charities and good causes.
Last year Insane Terrain raised funds for East Anglian Children’s Hospices (EACH) with Papworth Hospital to benefit from next year’s event, although runners are able to raise money for their own chosen charities.
Runners receive a drink, snack and a medal after completing the run as well as a T-Shirt of their choice.
“We’d like more people to support us. It’s open for all, for both novice and experienced runners, you can come whatever your fitness levels are,” Mr Welcher added.
“It’s muddy, it’s wet and it’s good fun.”
Entries for next year’s events, taking place on Saturday and Sunday June 22-23 and September 21-22, are open online and is due to close on June 16, 2019. To find out more visit www.insaneterrainrunning.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.