Mansfield team take on the Mudder of all challenges

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A team of fitness fanatics took on the world’s toughest assault course to raise money for Fountaindale School in Mansfield.

Taking part in Tough Mudder, the nine strong team tackled the 12-mile course in Cheshire, which is used to train Special Forces soldiers.

And it looks like the local team will cross the £5,000 mark - cash which will be used to buy equipment for the special school.

Team member Neil McKie said: “We trained hard for this but it was worth it. Anyone can run 12 miles in a straight line, but this is a bit different.

“There are 20 obstacles which we had seen before, but it was strength sapping when you tackled them!”

One member broke his nose during the event, and another sustained a knee injury, but all crossed the finishing line together after more than three gruelling hours.

Neil added: “We don’t know what time we finished, there was no point wearing a watch, it would just get covered in mud! We were covered head to toe when we finished, but it is a fantastic event.”