December 13 2013 Latest news:
Safira Ali, Senior reporter
Thursday, October 10, 2013
A Hornchurch man is gearing up for the final of a gruelling obstacle challenge to raise money for a children’s hospice.
Daniel Grove, 30, of Slewins Close, is taking part in the Reebok Spartan Race, a series of three running endurance events which he started preparing for a year ago for Little Havens Hospice.
His first race was a four-and-a-half mile course in August which had 30 obstacles including cargo nets, tunnels crawls, water and mud.
The second challenge last month was a two-lap race over an eight-mile distance with obstacles while carrying a brick. Daniel also had to carry a log and a drag tractor tyre on different parts of the course.
He is now preparing for the final challenge – The Beast – a 15.5 miles race with 100 obstacles after which he hopes to earn a medal.
Daniel said: “I wanted to raise money for a local charity and ended up choosing Little Havens after reading about all the amazing work that they do with children and their families in my local area.
“The support and encouragement I have received from my family, friends and the charity has been amazing, and I feel very proud to be supporting Little Havens. I am now training hard for the final race and am looking forward to facing the biggest physical challenge of my life.”
Peter Hall, community fundraiser for Little Havens, said: “Hearing Daniel speak about his heroic efforts, as well as what’s in store for his final challenge is simply amazing.
“I want to say a huge thank you to him for taking on this toughest of endurance challenges in support of Little Havens. I want to wish him all the best for the final event next month which I have no doubt he will succeed in completing.”
To sponsor Daniel you can visit http://www.justgiving.com/Daniel-Grove.
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