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Emma proves to be a 'tough mudder' for Claire House
SPORTS college manager Emma Ellerington has put herself through one of sports toughest ordeals to raise cash for Claire House.
The "Tough Mudder" challenge – devised by Special Forces – tests all-round strength, stamina, and camaraderie and is recognised as a greater test of muscle and mental grit than the triathlon and Iron Man events.
Emma, 27, endured an array of mud, fire, ice-water and electrical jolts, scaled 12ft high walls and crawled through underground mud tunnels to achieve her goal.
A year manager at Bebington High Sports College Emma was supported all the way along the 12-mile route by her team-mates including husband Joe, a Wirral businessman.
Back home from her South Wales ordeal she said: "It was one of the toughest things I have ever done.
"I drew strength from focussing on the fact that we were raising money for such a worthy cause."
Over the past year, obstacle races have surpassed marathons in popularity, with an estimated 1.6 million participants competing.
Emma's team completed the course in 2hrs 30mins.
She said: "The sense of camaraderie and support from the crowds was fantastic and a great encouragement to the team."
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