PHOTOS: Kilworth Challenge raises more than £40,000

Action...Three plums and a kiwi during the assault course at Stanford.
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Action...Three plums and a kiwi during the assault course at Stanford. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

That two-day madcap marathon the Kilworth Challenge last weekend raised more than £40,000 for charity.

The total of £40,395 was raised, despite a lower-than-usual number of competing teams at the annual event.

Simon Jones (centre) with 3rd team winners and Thinkers Prize Gaddafi Duck.
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Simon Jones (centre) with 3rd team winners and Thinkers Prize Gaddafi Duck. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Organiser Nick Otter said: “We had a few teams who had to drop out, but the remaining teams did really, really well with the money-raising.

“One team of young women, called Victorious Secret, raised £6,453 on their own, which is remarkable.”

The same team also won the all-female team competition, while a team called E For Idiot won overall.

Teams of four compete in physical, mental and downright daft challenges over two days, covering 20 miles a day.

Kilworth Challenge 2016 winners E For Idiot (centre).
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Kilworth Challenge 2016 winners E For Idiot (centre). PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Two-thirds of the money raised goes to children’s charities, while the other third goes to local Kilworth causes.

Nick said special thanks were due to sponsors Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre, and to the Air Training Crops Cadets who helped local volunteers marshall the event.

Main results: 1st E For Idiot; 2nd Keeping Up With The Joneses; 3rd Gaddafi Duck.

All Female Team Winners - Victorious Secret; Mixed Team Winners - The Rapid Racers; Over 40’s Team Winners -Kilworth Lions.

Victorious Secret highest Sponsorship Winners �6,453.25.
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Victorious Secret highest Sponsorship Winners �6,453.25. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Fastest Male Yomper - Neil Riley (E For Idiot); Fastest Female Yomper - Eve Rossi (Victorious Secret); Team Work Prize - E For Idiot.

Sponsorship Winners Victorious Secret - £6,453.25.

Keeping up with the Joneses tackle a challenge at Hempole Lodge Farm lake.
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Keeping up with the Joneses tackle a challenge at Hempole Lodge Farm lake. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Victorious Secret tackle a challenge in Welford.
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Victorious Secret tackle a challenge in Welford. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Keeping up with the Joneses.
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Keeping up with the Joneses. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Kilworth Lions tackle the assault course.
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Kilworth Lions tackle the assault course. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Three Plums and a Kiwi during the ball and racket challenge.
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Three Plums and a Kiwi during the ball and racket challenge. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Mike Lawrence with Mixed team winners Rapid Racers.
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Mike Lawrence with Mixed team winners Rapid Racers. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Bruce Phillips (centre), with Over 40's team winners Kilworth Lions.
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Bruce Phillips (centre), with Over 40's team winners Kilworth Lions. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER