This spring, more than 20 hardy Aqua employees turned out to take on the Nuts Challenge, a gruelling mud run featuring 100 obstacles that’s set in seven kilometres of the Surrey countryside.
Our 23-strong team, the Aqua Cooling Coolconuts, conquered mud and fatigue to complete one lap of the ‘More Nuts’ challenge on Saturday 4 March organised at the Action Days Out military assault course near Dorking, Surrey. They faced a muddy course littered with daunting wayside obstacles including the ‘bunker’, the ‘wall’, ‘commando assault’, ‘apocalypse now’, and ‘kamikase’.
In preparation for the ultra-tough challenge, Aqua’s committed team members endured weekly 50-minute workouts at a corporate fitness boot-camp training course. Their instructor, Dan from fitness consultancy Get Focused, comes highly recommended – Aqua’s hire specialist, James Fry, achieved an excellent result with a lap-time of 1:40.
Fitness is a key part of Aqua’s company culture and our competitive Coolconuts are excited to get involved again: despite numerous bruises and even a few injuries the team had so much fun taking on this challenge that they’re already looking towards the next run, set for September.
Sue Davis, Aqua’s Marketing Manager, said: “Personally, it was one of the hardest challenges I’ve ever faced on a physical, mental and emotional level. I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus, with the bruises to prove it!”
“The team were amazing. Everyone demonstrated real character and tenacity, and there were some fantastic examples of teamwork – from pulling people up muddy banks to talking them down from really high obstacles.”
If you fancy a challenge you can follow in Aqua’s footsteps by registering for the next Nuts event!