Earlier this month a press launch was held for the exciting mud run, Airfield Anarchy. Greg Goodall, a director at AWOL Adventure Limited who are running the event, tells us more about the launch.
On a cold January morning, a team from the RAF Benevolent Fund and members of the media including BFBS Radio, turned up in their running gear to RAF Winthorpe, a decommissioned WWII heavy bomber training base just outside of Newark.
We'd all come to get a taster of the much anticipated Airfield Anarchy extreme mud that takes place on 22 March in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund.
All the hardy participants were chivvied around the course by an ex-RAF regiment hard man of 38 years, who took them through obstacles, mud and freezing water to the finish line, where everyone was treated to a special locally brewed 'Airfield Anarchy Ale' (which will also be offered to all runners who finish this challenge) and a bacon sandwich around a drum fire.
The old airfield at RAF Winthorpe was a training station to No. 5 Group, part of Bomber Command, which saw bomber boys using this airfield throughout the conflict. That is why we felt the RAF Benevolent Fund would be the perfect charity for us to support.
Airfield Anarchy is also set to be a great day out for the family with local produce and crafts, kids club, live music, a hog roast and camping facilities.
The course is coming together nicely and already includes tunnel systems, water obstacles, hay bale towers, rope swings, mud pits and more!
To get involved and help raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, simply enter this event at www.airfieldanarchy.com. Also, take a look at our video from the press launch as well as our trailer for the event and our interview with the RAF Benevolent Fund's Simon Footer who explains why fundraising events such as Airfield Anarchy are so important to the charity.
By Greg Goodall