Eight daredevils from Suffolk IT firm Infotex completed the Whole Hog Obstacle Course and Mud Race raising an impressive thousands of pounds for charity.

The team took on the challenge at Wantisden Hall near Woodbridge on Sunday October 9 in the name of their chosen charity, BIGKID, and the participants were Ant Agar, Matt Adlem, Will Ridd, Katie Robinson, Chloe Agar, Theo Glashier, Shaun Bailey, and Kevin Bolton.  

The gruelling obstacle course spanned 8km and included a range of muddy and wet obstacles. Following overnight lows of just 4 degrees, the day of the race started off with a chill in the air, but soon warmed up. 

Ant Agar, managing director of Infotex, said: “One section late in the course saw competitors scrambling through a tangle of elastic ropes while being showered by freezing water, then up a hill to rapidly slip down into a deep, dark and murky pool to go under and over a series of beams. 

“As they got out of the water the foul stench of the following obstacle was met by equally foul language as they realised they had to go under a low cargo-net through some mixture of thick sticky mud and other unidentified farm-yard deposits.” 

Despite the tough obstacles throughout the course, the team – who are based in Suffolk and whose company guides clients to fulfil their digital potential – clocked in with some impressive times. The Infotex team joined forces with another team in London running the Royal Parks Half at the same time, to raise more than £12,000 for BIGKID. 

Matt and Shaun both beat their times from last year and came in 4th and 6th place overall for the entire event. Production manager Katie was 4th fastest female on the day, and every member of the team finished in the top 105 competitors out of a total 659 participants. 

The team have been raising money for BIGKID, which is a youth charity dedicated to ensuring young people do not lose their lives or potential to youth violence.  

Photo caption: Team Infotex Credit: Infotex

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