Sunday 8th October saw a 10-strong team tackle the Whole Hog obstacle course mud run. In what is now one of our more unusual annual Infotex events, this year we’re raising money for East Anglian Children’s Hospice.
The Whole Hog course snakes 5 miles around the Suffolk countryside and is peppered with over 30 obstacles to navigate. Three of the team also took the extra step of signing up to The Boss Hog which branches near the end of the main route to add 2 more miles and 10 more obstacles. This year the sun was shining and the temperature above 20°c added a new element to what is usually a chilly day for the competitors.
The course starts simply enough with a short run, before a dip into chilly, murky waters while being sprayed with a fire hose. The obstacles continue with tunnels, nets, over things, under things, through things, and generally getting very wet, and very muddy.
Our Boss Hog team absolutely smashed it, with account manager Matt Adlem storming the 7-mile course in 1 hour and 6 minutes, and James Fulford crossing the line only 2 minutes later. This put them 6th and 14th for Boss Hoggers. Client services director Katie Robinson cleared the 7 miles in 1 hr 35, to be 19th placed female. This is an amazing achievement for the trio, with there being over 740 Boss Hog entrants!
Meanwhile, on the Whole Hog course, Theo, Alfie and Rob all finished the course together with an impressive 1:07, taking 40th to 42nd. Studio Apprentice Will would have been around that time but his timings sadly didn’t register, though he definitely beat last years time. Ant crossed the line with daughters Chloe and Lara in 1:45.
Thanks to the The Whole Hog team for some of the photos on this page. Feeling inspired, why not sign-up for 2024?