Mud, water, hills, obstacles…this is what Leigh Bowdler and her two friends Emma and Rebecca were faced with when they signed up to take part in the Major Series 10k in aid of Weston Hospicecare.
When asked why she and her friends had decided to throw themselves into such a gruelling challenge, Leigh said:
“We decided to participate in the Major Series for different reasons: some saw it as a challenge and others as a bit of fun – crazy, I know! When it came to deciding whether to fundraise or not the choice was easy…we are three nurses that work on an Acute Cardiology Ward and we see people of all ages come through our doors and are surprised by how young some of them are.
“Weston Hospicecare was picked as one of our chosen charities because I had experienced first-hand the amazing work that is done there in both the Day Hospice and the In-patient Unit. Helping to raise money would enable more people to be fortunate enough to experience the support which my family had.
“When race day arrived, we didn’t know what to expect but were ready for anything! The three words we would use to describe the race would be: wet, sticky and mud! We all had lots of fun but also battled a few injuries and got very cold on the way round. If asked whether or not we would do it again, I think two out of the three of us would give it another go!”
Leigh, Emma and Rebecca have raised over £700 to be split between Weston Hospicecare and Cardiac Risk in the Young.