Strength in Motion Fitness owner and clients conquer two Tough Mudder events and Letchworth Greenway Half Marathon in aid of Help for Heroes and Breast Cancer Care

Hollie Madgwick, Andrea Hamilton, Andy Scaplehorn, Katherine Mills, Niki Heffernan and Rachel Glew o

Hollie Madgwick, Andrea Hamilton, Andy Scaplehorn, Katherine Mills, Niki Heffernan and Rachel Glew of Strength in Motion Fitness at Tough Mudder. - Credit: Archant

Fitness enthusiasts from Letchworth have racked up 226 miles of running and walking in what they’ve dubbed ‘May Madness’ – and raised almost £1,000 for charity in the process.

Hollie Madgwick, Andrea Hamilton, Andy Scaplehorn, Katherine Mills, Niki Heffernan and Rachel Glew o

Hollie Madgwick, Andrea Hamilton, Andy Scaplehorn, Katherine Mills, Niki Heffernan and Rachel Glew of Strength in Motion Fitness at Tough Mudder. - Credit: Archant

The month of muscle was organised by Strength in Motion Fitness, which is based in Principal Court and led by Letchworth’s own Rachel Glew.

Rachel and her clients took on the challenges, including two Tough Mudder events, the Letchworth Greenway and Clumber Park Trail Half Marathons and the Walk the Walk night-time walking marathon, in aid of Help for Heroes and Breast Cancer Care.

“When you develop strength and confidence in your body and face new challenges it makes you feel good,” said Rachel.

“May Madness has shown our clients that when they ask the question ‘Do you think I could do that?’, with the right training, the answer is a resounding yes!”


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Rachel said the toughest day was May 14, when she and Hollie Madgwick completed Tough Mudder and Walk the Walk on the same day.

The day began at 6.30am with a drive up to Nottinghamshire for Tough Mudder – where the team worked together to scale obstacles including water barriers and a grease-lined pipe.

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Rachel and Hollie then went straight to London with Gerry Parker and Kriszta Remenyi for the Walk the Walk marathon, starting at midnight and walking non-stop until 8.30am the next morning.

As the Comet went to press these efforts had raised almost £1,000, including Gift Aid. To donate, see virginmoneygiving.com/team/SIMF.

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