Girls preparing for gruelling trek

Richard Parr A QUARTET of girls have begun their intensive training in preparation for a gruelling endurance expedition they are completing in July.

Richard Parr

A QUARTET of girls have begun their intensive training in preparation for a gruelling endurance expedition they are completing in July.

They have been out running in Thetford Forest as they will be testing their stamina and endurance against teams from the famously tough Gurkha regiments by competing in the Trailwalker, regarded as one of the most challenging team events in the world.

The team is made up of Cassie Mower of Norfolk County Council trading standards office farm team at Watton, job recruitment manager, Kirsty Parker, from Thetford, special needs assistant Laura Cook, from Wymondham and Gemma Nicholls, trading standards officer Watton farm team.


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The event, on July 17 and 18, involves teams of four covering a 100k course across the South Downs in less than 30 hours and the Norfolk group will be raising cash for Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust.

The girls hope to complete the course within 24 hours.

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Team leader Cassie Mower commented: “We were looking for a challenge which was both physical and mental and Trailwalker was the perfect event. To get to the end of the course we'll be testing our fitness endurance and also our mental stamina and by taking part in the event we will raising money for two very worthwhile charities.”

Anyone wishing to sponsor the girls can do so by contacting Cassie on 01362 822494.

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