On a cold and windy Saturday morning, 12 of Vanti’s toughest and bravest souls assembled at a farm near Leamington Spa to tackle the Wolf Run – a punishing 10km cross country run across rugged terrain full of obstacles designed to provide a thorough physical test for even the fittest athletes to help support the Birmingham Children and Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Consumed by a mixture of emotions including nerves, excitement, determination and for some a hint of regret, the team donned their running vests, handed in their disclaimers, completed a group warm up and embarked on a journey through the Warwickshire countryside.
On their journey, Team Vanti’s wolfpack encountered challenges which would test them both physically and mentally, whether it be scaling huge climbing frames, taking the plunge and swimming in extremely cold waters or hearing one of the lovely on-course marshals share that you had completed 3km when it felt like you had been running since 2021.
But remarkably, thanks to an unbreakable team spirit and a no wolf left behind attitude, every member of the team completed the course with no major injuries other than aches and pains to muscles they didn’t even know they had.
The event was incredibly fun and left everybody who took part with a real sense of achievement, and some are already implementing plans to become alpha wolves and take on each of the different Wolf Runs throughout the year!
And while the event was great fun, there was also a serious side to it. The team completed the challenge in aid of the Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
The charity helps to raise vital funds for state-of-the-art equipment, pioneering research and exciting, creative environments to ensure that patients continue to receive the world-class care that they deserve and help create a home away from home for those who need support.
The team have already raised over £1,350 for the charity, but the team would be incredibly grateful for any extra donations if people would like to support them. You can donate by visiting the team’s Just Giving page, which you can find here.
Thanks to everybody who has supported the team and for those who sat in the cold winds on the day to help urge the team on!