Staff at top-20 accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy LLP’s Hertford office, tackled the second of two muddy challenges last Saturday 16th May in Brentwood, Essex to raise £1,500 for Welwyn-based Isabel Hospice.


The first race, the Warrior Adrenaline Race (W.A.R) took place on Hartham Common on 26th April, comprising of a 5k race through an obstacle course. Participants were subjected to mud, sweat and tears as they crawled through mud and climbed over various obstacles before finally submerging completely in a skip of cold muddy water – as well as carrying a heavy log around the course.


On Saturday, the team undertook the second challenge, the Nuclear Rush Race. This is a gruelling super-muddy, man-made 12k race around an obstacle course in the heart of the Secret Bunker Estate in Brentwood, Essex.


In total, over the two events, the team at Wilkins Kennedy Hertford has successfully raised £1,500 – smashing their target of just £400 overall. The money will be donated to the Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City, a charity which provides care for patients and their families living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses in Hertfordshire. 


Luke Bishop, who organised Wilkins Kennedy’s participation in the race, said: “These challenges have been really tough but the strong team spirit has kept everyone smiling, and limping, through each challenge. The pain was worthwhile for the cause it was raised for and we were delighted to be able to raise such a significant amount – plus we got a free cup of tea at the finish line.”


Tim Croft, Managing Partner for WK Hertford, said: “The team worked hard through the challenges and it has been a great team building exercise for them. I offer my congratulations on achieving success on both challenges and raising much needed funds for the Isabel Hospice which is a very worthy local cause.”