Brave Sheffield Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy team to tackle Tough Mudder challenge
A fearless team from Sheffield Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy are set to take on one of the world’s toughest physical challenges to raise money for a leading regional cancer charity.
The group has signed up to complete Tough Mudder 2013 to raise money forWeston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
Tough Mudder is a 12 mile-long obstacle course designed by the Special Forces to test strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.
Challenges include Arctic Enema, which sees competitors swim through an ice bath, Boa Constrictor, which is tackled by crawling through a series of pipes downhill into freezing mud, and Electroshock Therapy - a field of live wires with some carrying up to 10,000 volts of electric shock.
The Sheffield Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy team is made up of specialist physiotherapist, Michael Lee, his wife Joyce Lee, podiatrist, Tommy Chan, and sports massage therapist, Colin McCurdy.
Michael Lee said: “We must be mad - Tough Mudder is a gruelling physical and mental challenge with some really tough obstacles. At least we are in good hands if we suffer any injuries!
“We’ll try our best to complete the 12 miles of painful obstacles in support of Weston Park. It is such a fantastic charity and we’re hoping to raise money that will make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.”
Earlier this year, Michael and Joyce Lee raised £800 for Weston Park by running the Paris Marathon.
The money raised at Tough Mudder will help Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, which needs to raise £1.5 million this year in order to fund pioneering cancer research and to help improve the treatments and care for people living with cancer.
Weston Park Hospital is one of only four dedicated cancer hospitals in England and serves a population of nearly 1.8million people from all across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.
Tough Mudder 2013 will take place at The Broughton Hall Estate, in Skipton, on Saturday 7 September
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