Racers in a rush in Leeds to prove their endurance qualities

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THEY came, they saw and – for the most part, at least – they conquered.

Around 800 people pushed themselves to the limit yesterday when they competed in the Adrenaline Rush endurance challenge event in the grounds of Harewood House in Leeds.

They could choose between three different course lengths – 5km, 10km and half-marathon – that each featured a selection of obstacles with intimidating names like Leap of Faith, Trapezee and Electric Shock.

It was the first time that the event had been held in Leeds and today one of the organisers revealed that his thoughts were already turning to a possible return visit.

Graham Anderson, a director at Inmotion Sport, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I think pretty much everybody got round, although we did have one person who pulled a hamstring.

“The weather was cold but it stayed dry so we didn’t have any mud on the course.

“It all went really well, the feedback was positive and we’d like to come back to Leeds again.”

Some participants took to Twitter to deliver glowing reviews of the day.

One, Kirsty Midgley, tweeted: “We did it! 5km smashed! Stunning venue @Harewood House and great obstacles. So much fun!!”

Another, Adam Faulkner, posted: “Cheers for a killer Half Marathon. Time for Beer.”

Also in action was a team made up of staff and customers from DW Sports Fitness, in Birstall.

They included DW staff member Sarah Kelley, who said: “We entered as a bit of fun and although it was tough it was enjoyable as well. It’s something we’d definitely think about doing again.”

Macmillan Cancer Support will be one of the beneficiaries of the Adrenaline Rush’s staging in Leeds, with 25 per cent of each entry fee going to help the vital work of the charity.

The YEP was a media partner of the event, which is also held in other places around the country such as London, Glasgow and Manchester.

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