• Wolf running proves a ‘brilliant’ experience

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    Wolf running proves a ‘brilliant’ experience

    Members of a 3M team who took on the challenge of one of the most gruelling 10k courses in the country are now determined to complete it four times throughout the year.

    Wolf running proves a ‘brilliant’ experience

    Members of a 3M team who took on the challenge of one of the most gruelling 10k courses in the country are now determined to complete it four times throughout the year.

    Wolf running proves a ‘brilliant’ experience

    Members of a 3M team who took on the challenge of one of the most gruelling 10k courses in the country are now determined to complete it four times throughout the year.

    • The Wolf Run events are held quarterly and feature a series of obstacles to overcome around an off-road course including high walls, deep ditches and dense foliage. The winter one is renowned as being the toughest of them all.

      After waiting around for two hours for their start time on a bitterly cold day, the team members set off and within two minutes found themselves having to wade neck-high through a muddy lake.

      “The cold was the worst part of all,” said team member Bethan Smith. “Getting across the lake wouldn’t have been so bad if we could have swum it, but the mud was so thick we had to wade very carefully so we didn’t lose our shoes.

      “After that, it was a case of taking one obstacle at a time and persuading ourselves we can do this – and we did. It took us two hours and the amazing team spirit got us through.

      “It was mentally very tough, but a brilliant experience. So brilliant, that we’re set to enter all four events during 2017. If you do the four in one year, you can claim the title of ‘alpha wolves’ – and we all liked the sound of that!”

      Joining Bethan were colleagues from the Loughborough site and from 3M Sweden, together with three non-3M friends.

      The team had a target to raise £500 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, but has already gone way beyond that in sponsorship and with more to come from the support of the 3Mgives Care&Share scheme.