Wednesday, 09 September 2015

A team of fitness enthusiasts from Croxley Green have vowed to stick together during the Push It obstacle run next month.

The five mile course, which includes thirty wet and muddy obstacles, is being held on Saturday 3 October on private land near Butterfly World, Chiswell Green, north of Garston.

Exercise Studio owner and team leader,  Debbie Bishop says "When I mentioned entering a team for Push It, some of my clients were concerned about the challenge, but everyone was reassured when I suggested we stick together and help each other around the course."

Push it for the Peace is not a timed event and is ideal for individuals or teams who want to challenge themselves, have fun and raise money for Peace Hospice Care.

Registration costs £45, although an early-bird rate of £35 is available until Sunday 6 September. This fee covers the cost of the event only so participants are being asked to collect an additional £50 per person in sponsorship to help Peace Hospice Care raise the £4 million needed each year to keep its services running.

Debbie and her colleague Carly Parker from Croxley Tanning and Beauty, have also organised extra charity initiatives to boost their Push It for the Peace fundraising total. "Everyone knows someone who has been helped by the Hospice," says Carly. "So we are holding a Ladies Evening at the salon on Friday 25 September with goodies to purchase and a raffle."

Debbie is also running training sessions specifically for people taking part in Push It for the Peace at her Fuller Way-based studio. "I won't be charging for these Tuesday evening or Saturday morning classes, but donations will be very welcome," says Debbie. "The focus will be on building endurance, improving confidence and having some fun."

The Push it for the Peace obstacle run is open to men and women of all fitness levels, aged 16 or above. To register go towww.peacehospicecare.org.uk/events.