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Trowbridge teams in training for White Horse Challenge
2:00pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Latest News
Participants in the White Horse Challenge are urging others to have a go and raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
The annual event has raised more than £89,000 in the last seven years, with people walking in the Wiltshire countryside and taking in some of the white horses.
The conditions during last year’s event were challenging, with downpours on the Saturday and a Sunday that was dry, but muddy in places.
Walkers can do a variety of distances and can enter as individuals or as a team, splitting the miles between them.
One team returning to take part this year will be a group of employees from National Mobile Windscreens in Trowbridge.
They walked 25 miles on the Sunday last year and plan to do the same this time.
Manager Neil Meaden, 40, was the only member of the team who did not complete it last year, having to pull out after 19 miles due to a knee injury.
He said: “I was very disappointed for not completing it. I jarred my knee and it got worse during the walk.
“We all loved the walk and we are looking forward to doing it again and we are training for it with walks across the Westbury White Horse.”
The White Horse Challenge is on July 6 and 7 and is sponsored by the Wiltshire Times and Gazette & Herald.
For more details, see www.
whitehorsechallenge.co.uk or contact organiser Monahans on 01225 785520.