Boot Campathon to aid sick children

NAWN 1506202AM4 Boot Campathon.(1506202AM4)
NAWN 1506202AM4 Boot Campathon.(1506202AM4)
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Keep fit fanatics stepped up the pace to raise about £1,500 for children with life-limiting illnesses.

Wetherby-based fitness trainer Matt Woods promoted the Boot Campathon which pushed people to the limit for three hours to boost Martin House Children’s Hospice funds.

NAWN 1506202AM3 Boot Campathon.(1506202AM3)

NAWN 1506202AM3 Boot Campathon.(1506202AM3)

“It was a great atmosphere and brilliant fun,” said Matt, who runs Boot Camps in Wetherby, Tadcaster and Knaresborough.

“This year’s event was our most successful.

“Previous years have been to St Gemma’s and most in any year was £560 so it has definitely caught the imagination of entrants this year.”

He added: “The day started with a fancy dress breakfast in Wetherby which provided great amusement for people in the Market Square at 8.30 in the morning.”

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NAWN 1506202AM2 Boot Campathon.(1506202AM2)

Matt added that the three-hour event started with a regular one-hour boot camp followed by a 90-minute team challenge and wrapped up with another 30 minutes.

And for the team challenge event, participants had to move two large bales of hay and a tyre without touching the ground over a pre set course with the help of a plank and length of rope.

“Rules transgressions, including touching the ground, were rewarded with a sharp blow on the whistle and a fitness penalty from the event referees,” added Matt.

“Penalties included press ups, sit ups and squat thrusts.

NAWN 1506202AM1 Boot Campathon. Organisers of the Boot Campathon Matthew and Lynn Woods. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1506202AM1)

NAWN 1506202AM1 Boot Campathon. Organisers of the Boot Campathon Matthew and Lynn Woods. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1506202AM1)

“Finally competitors were required to carry each item of equipment up the Scaur Bank steps completing the challenge by placing the hay bales, plank and tyre in a neat pile at the top of the bank.”

Equipment was loaned from Marsland’s Timber and Moss Tyres and Filmore and Union came along with free energy drinks for everyone at half time.

Information about next year’s Boot Campathon and regular Boot camps can be made to: matt@mattwoodsbootcamps.co.uk or phone 01937 588901.

Wetherby Boot campathon. (S)

Wetherby Boot campathon. (S)