FITNESS fanatics from a County Durham gym have handed over £1,180 to charity after tackling an extreme endurance challenge.
The team from Bodyforce Fitness in Sunnybrow took on ‘Muddy Mayhem’ after one of the gym’s members was airlifted by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) earlier this year.
Penny White, 47, of Spennymoor, County Durham, broke her ankle in three places while competing in the Born Survivor – another obstacle challenge held in May.
Penny, a mother-of-two, was just 50 metres from the finishing line when she fell while trying to clear the final obstacle at Lowther Park, near Penrith. She was treated by GNAAS medics and flown to the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.
The Bodyforce squad completed the race at Hardwick Hall, near Sedgefield, in September and gained sponsors from family and friends.
Mandy Drake, head of fundraising at GNAAS said: “A huge thank you to the team for tackling a tough race while raising money for GNAAS. We’re pleased that Penny is making a good recovery and her teammates have done her proud.”