WEEKS of training will be put to the test for a team of 50 fitness fanatics when they tackle the Winter Wolf Run on Sunday (November 8).
The team, who are all members of The Gym Shirley, based in Parkgate Shopping Centre, will be helping to raise funds for St Mary’s Hospice which provides vital care for patients and families living with terminal illness across Birmingham.
General manager of The Gym Shirley, Sam Brookes, assistant manager Rhys Doel and eight personal trainers have been working with members to get them into peak physical shape ahead of the 10K run.
A special exercise class, ran by personal trainer Craig Greening, is helping competitors prepare for the challenge following 10 months of planning.
Craig said: “The Boxing Bootcamp class includes people of all ages, sizes and fitness abilities and participating in the Wolf Run gives everyone a goal to focus on as well as having some fun whilst keeping fit.”
Combining three kinds of off-road running – including mud runs, trails runs and obstacle runs – the Wolf Run will test even the fittest of athletes.
The non-timed off-road run features a series of man-made and natural obstacles including fallen trees, ditches, hills and dense foliage.
Sam Brookes, general manager for The Gym Shirley, said: “This event is not for the faint-hearted but we wanted to challenge ourselves and it will certainly will push us to the limits.
“It will be a real team effort with so many of us taking part from the gym and we’re looking forward to getting stuck in.
“It’s a huge motivation knowing that the money we raise will be benefiting local charity St Mary’s Hospice, which provides incredible care for people with life limiting conditions.”
To get involved, or sponsor The Gym Shirley team in the Winter Wolf Run 2015, visit www.justgiving.com/WOLFRUNNERS15/