Bring on the Big Battle with Helen Rollason Cancer Charity!

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity are inviting the brave and courageous to take part in our brand new Big Battle challenge on Saturday 29th September 2018.

The 5km course will test your endurance, speed and strength, all in the name of charity. A personal trainer will escort and encourage groups of participants around the course which will see you take on the famous Nuclear Races obstacles including the 15 lane Zip-wire into water and 20’ free-fall Deathslide. Have you got the nerve?

Participants should expect an ultra-muddy and obstacle-loaded course from Nuclear Races who are well known for delivering award winning races with high quality obstacles that will test your fitness as well as your nerve. Held at the The Event Village, Parsonage Farm, Ongar Road, Brentwood, opposite the Secret Nuclear Bunker in Kelvedon Hatch; the event is open to individuals and teams aged 13 or over.

Our inaugural Big Battle challenges all levels of fitness ability and ages, testing courage, determination, teamwork and physical strength. Based on permanent farmland with mud, woods, rivers and lakes, Big Battle pushes participant’s limits over a fun combination of big and small obstacles. Hot drinks and snacks will be served at the end of the event.

Janet and Charlie from J C Designs Ltd in Braintree are two brave participants taking on the challenge!

Janet Peacock, 63 from Braintree said “We are really looking forward to taking part in the very first Big Battle event for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. My husband, two daughters and granddaughters who are four and six will all be coming along to cheer me on. I’ve been preparing for the challenge by eating a lot of cake and painting my toenails; what else do I need to do!?

It’s completely out of my comfort zone but I’ve set myself the challenge and I’m determined to complete it. It is so important to me that I support the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity which is so close to my heart.”


Charlie Spires, 24 from Witham added;

“We will be sticking together through the whole event to encourage each other along – we are a team outside of work as well as inside. My fiancé Abbie will be rooting for me on the side-lines, as well as other family members and our colleague James.

My family and I are currently going through our own cancer journey, which makes it even more appropriate that we are supporting Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. They do such incredible work in the local community, supporting those with cancer and their loved ones. We are just happy to help contribute to the running costs of their free, invaluable service.”

Sarah Rayner, 30 from Hutton works at ProMedical Personnel Ltd based in Brentwood; she told us how she was feeling about the challenge;

“I’m really excited to take part in the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Big Battle along with my friends and colleagues from ProMedical Personnel Ltd. As well as raising money for an invaluable charity, it is also a fantastic team building exercise for our company; it’s a win win!

My daughters Isabella, six and Sienna, four, will be cheering me along on the day. I love any excuse to get out and about and take on a challenge or something I’ve never done before. I already do a lot of running in my spare time so hopefully this will help me with completing the course, however we will all help each other along – we can’t wait!

I’m so pleased to be supporting Helen Rollason Cancer Charity; they do such vital work in the community and I feel privileged to be part of their event.”

Nadije Butler, 58 from Ilford, will also be taking part in the Big Battle;

“I have been a supporter, fundraiser and volunteer for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity and I wanted to challenge myself to an event which is going to be much harder for me. I’m most looking forward to the team work, support, camaraderie, the feeling of pride and satisfaction when completed and, of course, getting muddy!

The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity means a lot to me; as a breast cancer survivor myself, I know first-hand how important complimentary therapies and support are for cancer patients and their nearest and dearest. I am delighted to support the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity – they do amazing work and have helped so many people and their families.”

So expect to enjoy a muddy memorable time, to get wet, dirty and to #LoveMud for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity!

Registration is now closed but you are more than welcome to attend on the day and cheer on our brave participants!


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