Fearless friends take on gruelling obstacle course for Dunmow charity

Mark Holman, Jane Musgrove, Darren Dack & Andrea Burns.

Mark Holman, Jane Musgrove, Darren Dack & Andrea Burns. - Credit: Archant

Six fearless fundraisers will be forcing themselves through a punishing obstacle course – hand-in-hand – to raise money for a Dunmow charity.

The team, who are all associates of the Dunmow Atlantis Swimming Club, have promised to not leave anyone behind when they compete in Nuclear Rush.

The race, being held in Brentwood on Sunday (May 17), is 6km-long and is made even harder by a heavy load of obstacles, including challenges named Trench Warfare and Ridge of Revenge

The group are hoping their efforts – which are sure to leave them wet and caked in mud – will raise at least £2,000 for the Dunmow & District Stroke Support Group.

Darren Dack, of Woodlands Park, who will be leading the team, has already completed Nuclear Rush once before, but is looking forward to sharing the experience with good friends.

The father-of-two told the Broadcast: “We are doing this together and there will be no one running their own race. It is a very hard course and it is not something you can do on your own.

“Somewhere along the way you will need someone to give you a lift up or offer encouragement – there are no words to explain the camaraderie.

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“Each member of our team will be making it past the finish line – no matter what.”

Already the team has raised more than £600 for the charity but are hoping to get past their £2,000 milestone.

The team were inspired to fundraise for the cause after each knowing somebody affected by a stroke.

“The Dunmow & District Stroke Support Group does so much to help people in this area,” Mr Dack added.

“It is such an important cause, and, as we all know someone who has suffered from a stroke, we wanted to give something back.”

Phil Milne, chairman of the Dunmow & District Stroke Support Group, said: “The event will be wet, cold and muddy – it is not quite my idea of fun.

“But I am really grateful the team have decided to compete for the association and we will be cheering them on all the way.”

INFORMATION: To donate, visit justgiving.com/Darren-Dack.