“A commando course filled with real challenges. Tackle mud, fire, water, ice and obstacles to call yourself an ‘Unbreakable.”
Mission: Unbreakable redefines the traditional ‘mud run’ obstacle course, because the course has been designed with 2 4 Commando Royal Engineer Regiment based at RMB Chivenor.
Mission: Unbreakable took participants on a 10km route, with the race HQ based at North Molton Sports Club. The course is designed in conjunction with 2 4 Commando Royal Engineers, based at RMB Chivenor. The dozens of obstacles also included a mud crawl under barbed wire, wading upstream in a river and a leap over raging fire pits.
Wollens remain headline sponsor of this event – proud to be supporting such a great cause. A team of 8 brave souls represented Wollens this year and undertook the challenge of the commando course: Jon Dunkley, Dave Eastman, Hannah Venn-Munns, Hannah Van-Niekerk , Tom Calder, Eleanor Ronson, Hayley Green and Nadia Irwin.
Jon Dunkley, Partner at Wollens said
“Wow, that was tough! Some of our team have taken part before, but after a year off we had probably forgotten how challenging it was. It did feel incredibly special to take part in something like this again. We’ve missed doing things together, so to tackle this for the hospice was amazing. It’s a great cause and we’re so proud to show our support.”
The event was a sell-out once more and Jess Burford Redgrove, from North Devon Hospice, said it was incredible to see everyone take part after an enforced break in 2020. “To see everyone smiling as they crossed the finish line, even though they were caked in mud, was a real joy. It’s also a relief that there is such demand to take part in the event, as places sold out weeks ago. After a year when virtually all hospice fundraising events were cancelled, and our charity shops had to be closed, it was a worrying time. We need the support of the community to bounce back and continue providing care for local people who face life-limiting illnesses like cancer. Today was an incredible start, and we’re so grateful to all who made it possible.”