Team’s charity challenge win

Steven Heal doing the Swanboune Endeavour for the Green Man at Mursley on Sunday 20th October.
Steven Heal doing the Swanboune Endeavour for the Green Man at Mursley on Sunday 20th October.

A group of residents who teamed up to represent The Green Man in Mursley at the Swanbourne Endeavour on Sunday emerged victorious against 300 other runners in the 10-kilometre challenge.

The Swanbourne Endeavour is a gruelling assault course aimed at testing endurance and resolve over five or 10 kilometres, with both circuits containing a variety of water, fire and even electrical obstacles. The challenge raises money for Bucks Services Charities, SSAFA Forces Help, Medical Detection Dogs and The Royal British Legion.

Tem member Andrew Cowell: said: “I played rugby for a number of years at Buckingham as has my team mate Graham Hain and my son Richard, and we all enjoy doing different things to keep fit and keep things interesting.

“Personally I found it quite hard work, but it was good fun. It was cold, wet and muddy, but the entry fee of £40 for men and £35 for women means we have raised more than £400 for the selected charities.”

Graham Hain led the team home with an individual second place overall, followed by John Cowell, Rich Cowell and Pete Scanlon who finished 11th, 12th and 13th respectively. The final scoring member of the team was Richard Pepper in 28th place.

Others in the team were Steven Heal (31st), Andrew Cowell (35th), Lyndon Robinson (43rd) and Dave Brash (44th). Nicola Tuckwell and Annie Roads completed the five-kilometre route.