There were plenty of smiles, despite the fierce competition among seven teams vying for the Wacky Races crown, at Milton Country Park on Saturday 11th July. The adrenaline fuelled water and land based challenge event, organised by Method, with support from Step Out 4 Adventure and Living Sport, requires teams to possess both physical fitness and mental agility.
Teams from Tesco (Bar Hill) and Cambridge based companies Method, Arcus Global, Carter Jonas Bradshaws, HSBC, Cooper Lomaz and Arthur Rank Hospice (Mill Road) plunged in, taking on everything from boat based slalom and hook-a-duck, to ‘Cherry-pick’ and ‘Maze-relay’ orienteering courtesy of the West Anglian Orienteering Club.
Members of staff forming the Arthur Rank Hospice team included Sheila Roberts (Specialist Palliative Care Nurse), Sarah Beedell (Receptionist), Anna Riglin (Central Referrals), Nicola Zapiain-Creamer (Clinical Lead for Psychology) and Liz Webb (Director of Clinical Services) who said: "Thank you to Kirsten and the team at Method, for arranging another fab Wacky Races. The boat was our favourite bit, the orienteering was a nice addition and of course the giant inflatable assault cause and slide finale is not to be missed."
HSBC were crowned victorious on the day with 13 points, topping the land-based league, and Method were just pipped to second place by Tesco who had been victorious in the water-round. In rather a serendipitous set of results for the fourth year of the event, Arthur Rank Hospice's team scored four points, taking fourth place in the water challenges, fourth place on land, and taking fourth place overall!
Since the event started in 2012, it has raised more than £7300 for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, with all money going towards the new hospice, which will cost £10.5 million and provide 24 much needed beds for patients. Organisers are yet to collate final figures of funds raised this year, but we will keep you posted.