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Full Report: Thousands turns out for Total Warrior challenge

More than 5,000 people have taken part in a gruelling obstacle course in the region, described as 'the toughest 10K in the world'.

Competitors travelled to Cumbria from all over the country to take part in theThe Total Warrior Challenge.

Events like the Total Warrior challenge are designed to test the overall fitness and 'mental determination' of its competitors.

In Cumbria, the 10K and 10-mile courses involved running through fire, crawling through tunnels and scaling walls to reach the finish line.

Thousands take part in gruelling warrior challenge

Thousands of people have taken part in a gruelling obstacle course in Cumbria this weekend.

The Total Warrior challenge is designed to test the overall fitness and 'mental determination' of competitors - who travel from all over the country to compete against each other.

Those who tackled the two courses, either ten kilometres or ten miles, ran through fire, crawled through tunnels and scaled walls to get to the end.

Adam Dickinson, an organiser for Total Warrior, told ITV News about the challenges the competitors had faced.


Full report: Mountain rescue workers prepare for mammoth cycle challenge

Members of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team are going to spend 12 days cycling to the most southerly, westerly, northerly and easterly points of mainland Scotland.

Over 1,100 miles will be clocked up in the process and the volunteers will be raising money for the team's running costs and for a children's cancer charity.

Andy Burn reports:

All points lead to mountain rescue cash appeal

Three members of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team are taking on a 12-day cycle challenge to raise money for their service.

The mammoth challenge will see them reach the four compass point extremities of the Scottish mainland.

They are hoping to raise a tenth (£2,500) of their annual running costs (£25,000).

The challenge starts on Saturday (6th July) from their rescue base in Newton Stewart.

The cyclists then head for the most southerly, westerly, northerly and easterly points before returning to Galloway.

"David Tyson, Ken Mackenzie and myself, are keen cyclists and have undertaken a number of challenges in the past. This is however our most significant to date.

"Many fund raisers cycle from Lands End to John O' Groats, a distance of around 840 miles, however the route we will take is an additional 160 miles. A total of 1100 miles.

"The majority of the money raised will go to the team funds to pay for equipment, training, vehicle running costs and building maintenance.

"A proportion will also be donated to CLIC Sargent, the Children's Cancer Support Charity."

– Team Chairman Derek Hamilton

You can sponsor the cyclists here.

Cumbrian man's Antarctic adventure: Full report

When Sir Ranulph Fiennes leads the world's first ever attempt to cross the Antarctic in Winter next year, one man from our region will be part of the six strong team to tackle the challenge with him.

Brian Newham is about to set off on a gruelling four month, 2,000 mile expedition in temperatures as low as -90 degrees Celsius. Ryan Dollard went to find out why.


Workington man tackles "Iron Man Plus" challenge

James Carr, from Workington, will today begin a 4-day challenge in a bid to raise £10,000 for charity.

He's hoping to raise money for 2-year-old Emily Shutt, who's being treated for leukaemia both at home and at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Mr Carr, 37, has lost 4 stones in weight since September last year and the training and gym sessions have encouraged him to take on the challenge.

The event takes place over 4 days, beginning with a marathon from Workington to Whitehaven today.

The following two days will feature rowing and swimming challenges before finishing with a coast to coast cycle event in Newcastle on Tuesday 11th September.