Vet practice runners ‘Suffer’ in charity race

A group from Town and Country Vets in Harborough took part in a charity race called The Suffering
A group from Town and Country Vets in Harborough took part in a charity race called The Suffering

A team from Town and Country Veterinary Centre in Harborough has raised more than £1,100 to help Vets for Change, an international veterinary charity, after taking part in a 10km obstacle course race so gruelling it is called The Suffering.

The event took place in the grounds of Rockingham Castle, near Corby, on Saturday, March 12, and featured more than 25 water, mud and rope-based obstacles.

The team of nine from Town and Country included vets, vet nurses, students and receptionists.

Michael Lander, vet, said: “Not without good reason is the event called The Suffering but I am delighted to say that we all made it round the course.

“It took five very long hours, of which most of us enjoyed the first four.

“By the end we were all absolutely exhausted but still smiling, just.

“Some of us found we were unable to walk the following day and returning to work on Monday gave us an opportunity to compare bruises and other injuries.

“I would probably do the event again but I’d definitely want to do more training and preparation. We’re delighted to have raised so much for Vets for Change, a charity which does fantastic work, particularly in rabies prevention.”

Town and Country Veterinary Centre is in Northampton Road.