John Moss, 47 from Bedlington took part in Mad March Mare in 2016 with his son-in-law Dean and friend Michael.
Every year I take part in Total Warrior, it’s a 10 mile muddy assault course and I love it. I’ve done Mad March Mare the past few years too although I know it was disrupted last year due to the snow.
I am taking part in Mad March Mare again this year and I’m really looking forward to it. I think I’d even say my favourite part of the event wasn’t the obstacles, getting muddy or the running, it was pushing and encouraging two young men who had never done anything like the obstacle course before. We made sure they both crossed the finish line helping them accomplish something they never thought they would.
I currently work as a retail van driver for St Oswald's and I feel compelled to compete and raise funds for the Hospice at least once a year. It’s not just a job, it’s a lifestyle I’ve come to love. It opens up so many doors and experiences, I complete the Great North Run each year and have done parachute jumps and coast to coast and back bike rides.
I’d recommend anyone to do a challenge for the Hospice, and Mad March Mare is great fun. It’s the camaraderie and pride in knowing you’ve accomplished something amazing.
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