Rough Runner 2018

Back in October on a wet and windy Sunday morning the Spiny Lobster team arrived bleary-eyed to Charlton Park in Malmesbury to take part in the Rough Runner challenge. We love a social get together on our days off and what better way to spend it than by running 5km with 13 obstacles interspersed along the way?!

We decided to do it for a good cause and thought the Seafarers UK would be a very apt charity to raise money for. The Seafarers UK support families of fishing people that have been injured at sea. It is a charity very close to our hearts as without these guys risking their lives to catch our fish we, as a restaurant wouldn’t exist, so we wanted to raise as much money as possible.

To say we were excited was an understatement! The charity had been kind enough to supply us with t-shirts for the event, so we arrived donning the bright green clothing raring to go and smash it!

The rain did not help matters in the slightest, making the obstacles even more challenging than we anticipated since they were so slippery! The course took us about an hour with a lot of giggling and shouting all the way round! The last obstacle was a travellator which, if we weren’t tired by the end, that definitely took it out of us!

We passed the finish line covered in mud, soaked through but with smiles spread across all our faces. What was even better was the amazing support from our friends, family and customers that enabled us to raise £1000! We celebrated and recovered with a roast dinner and copious amounts of wine! Watch this space for more Spiny challenges!

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