A Leicestershire practice is preparing to take on a 10km obstacle course so gruelling it is called “The Suffering”.

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The Town and Country obstacle course team prepare for “The Suffering”. Clockwise, from back left: vet Kate Bodley, RVN Zara Lander, receptionist Sarah Kay Robinson, vet Michael Lander, student VN Grace Costall, RVN Katy Kirkham, receptionist Chloe Brown and RVN Kathleen Gamble.

Taking place in the hilly, rocky grounds of Rockingham Castle on 12 March, the team from Town and Country Veterinary Centre Country, Market Harborough hopes to raise £1,000 for charity Vets for Change, which is fund-raising to vaccinate dogs in Africa against rabies.

Overcoming obstacles

At 10km long, The Suffering features more than 25 water, mud and rope-based obstacles, all of which will be bravely tackled by the Town and Country team of vets, veterinary nurses, students and receptionists.

Vet Michael Lander said:  “We are big supporters of the work of Vets for Change, which is fund-raising for its next mass vaccination programme in South Africa.


“The race does sound gruelling and I have done no training as yet, although some of my colleagues have been hitting the gym for the past couple of months. We will all pull together on the big day and getting everyone round the course is our goal.

“We’d be grateful for donations to help us reach our target for Vets for Change, which does such fantastic work, and have set up a JustGiving page.”

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