The Commando Challenge

Today has been a very….hectic sort of day. It was an early start to take Kevin along to Woodbury Common for the Royal Marines Commando Challenge (4k).
Kevin and a group of his workmates – aka the Gregory Bears – were brave enough to take part:

And I am pleased to say that they successfully completed the course – although they certainly didn’t come back as clean as they started!





There were some really tough obstacles such as the teeny tiny tunnels that were barely big enough for one person to crawl through, and the famous ‘sheep dip’ where you are dunked into the water and pushed underneath a stone bridge, before being dragged out by a marine on the other side. All makes me feel a bit nervy, but the Gregory Bears were astounding.
Gemma and Jacob really enjoyed pulling their wellies on to jump in all the muddy puddles and watching the team compete – especially enjoying the sight of them all being transported to the start line in an army truck.
Raising over £1000 for the Devon Air Ambulance and the Royal Marines – well done to the Gregory Bears.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. October 5, 2013 / 9:01 pm

    WOW – they did a great job 🙂 Well done.

    Although not envying your washing Kate

  2. October 5, 2013 / 11:32 pm

    I love this, they clearly loved their commando challenge and raised a good amount in the process. Well done to all and some wonderful photos to remember the day.

  3. October 6, 2013 / 9:13 am

    Well done to the Gregory Bears! Loving their ears, lol. Gosh and what an amount raised for such a great charity.

    This brings back memories for me doing these courses when I was in the ATC, such great fun. Every one should do one at some point!! x

  4. October 6, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    WOW, wonderful achievement by all and what a day, would love to do something like that but not quite fit enough sadly x

  5. October 7, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    They look like they really got into the spirit of things and what an achievement for a great cause

  6. October 7, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun was had along the way and am sure there are going to be a few sore bodies too x

  7. October 7, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    This is amazing!! wow it makes me feel sick just thinking about it! what a fantastic cause!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  8. October 7, 2013 / 9:35 pm

    Amazing, well done the Gregory Bears!!
    Just thinking about squeezing through tunnels gives me shivers! x

  9. October 8, 2013 / 1:17 am

    NIcely done Gregory Bears! Looks like a fun adventure. This makes me want to enter the Mudstacle race coming up in November.

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