September 30th, 2016

Barnt Green property team raise more than £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society

Barnt Green property team raise more than £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society Barnt Green property team raise more than £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society
Updated: 2:14 pm, Apr 15, 2016

A TEAM from the Barnt Green-based Oulsnam lettings has raised more than £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society after taking part in a gruelling muddy Wolf Run.

Letting negotiators Marie Smith and Stacey Ward, branch manager Kerry Parker, valuer David Ashdown, new business manager Laura Fiddes-Baron and trainee maintenance engineer Oliver Huyton all lined up to tackle the challenging course.

It began with the team going over huge tractor tyres that were taller than the shortest members of the team.

The run then took participants on long runs up and down hills and through a lake before they had to crawl through a pit and a trench filled with waist-high muddy water where they had to pull themselves out with ropes.

Other tests for the mud-caked competitors included 12ft high solid log walls – some with ropes, others without, trenches neck high with muddy water, more lakes, cargo nets, monkey bars, a water slide and more.

Laura said: “By far the coldest obstacle was the lake swim- by the time we were only a quarter of the way across we had lost all sensation in our arms and legs.

“We saw quite a few people having to be canoed out because they got into difficulties in the ice cold water- not surprising really when apparently the lake was colder than the last event held in November.”

She added the best thing about the tough event was the sense of team spirit.

“It was 10k but seemed more like 20.

“Everybody was willing to help each other over some of the trickier obstacles and complete strangers would stop to check you were okay.

“We are all immensely proud of one another for completing such a tough event and even prouder that we have managed to raise over £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society.”

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