Tarmac action man takes on charity assault course
Tarmac’s Buxton Lime and Cement has its own action man in the form of Aaron Bothamley – one of the brave participants in this year’s ‘Tough Mudder UK’ assault course.
The terrifying obstacle course was designed by British Special Forces and set up at the Boughton Estate in Northampton. It’s described as the ultimate test of strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie.
Aaron’s mission was to raise money for two charities and – together with his team of fellow ‘tough mudders’ – ended up raising £329 for Help for Heroes and £623 for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, with Tarmac adding a further £100 to each charity.
Aaron, shift manager at Tunstead, completed this relentless 12-mile route in less than two and a half hours, saying: “I was invited to take part by one of my friends. I love a challenge and they are two very worthwhile causes – so I went for it! My cousin’s son has just come back from Afghanistan so I wanted to do something to help.”
Along the way, Aaron had to swim across rivers, climb 12-foot high walls, run through fire, plunge into an ice-cold water tank and wade through a mile of knee-high mud. Not to mention two lots of 10,000 volt electric shocks!
Aaron survived the ‘Tough Mudder’ intact and is now thinking about doing another one in July 2013 in the North West.
“It was a fantastic experience,” added Aaron. “I want to say a big thank you to all those who sponsored me. It really helped get me through the course!”
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1 October 2012