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NAWT supporter conquers 12 hour 'Dirty Double' challenge

A generous NAWT supporter is on a mission to raise thousands of pounds for the animals in our care.

In her fundraising efforts Tracey Hunt, 37, from Chester, completed the ‘Rat Race Dirty Weekend’ on May 12.

The obstacle course boasts to be ‘the biggest and best obstacle racing weekend in the world’ and after months of training, battling illness and injury, Tracey completed the course in an excruciating 12 hours.

She said: “I took on the ‘dirty double’ challenge, the original course is 20 miles so I did this twice.

“It totalled 40 miles and 400 obstacles. It was really, really hard.

“I paced my run so I could have the chance to eat in between laps – but this didn’t go to plan.

“I completed the second lap in just under 12 hours fuelled by water, gels and vegan snacks they had on course.

“It was so cold during the second lap as it started raining and I didn’t have time to stop to put dry clothes on.

“Approaching the finish line was an incredible relief.”

Tracey’s JustGiving page to raise money for her marathon effort is still open and accepting donations. So far she has raised just over £500.

“I found out about NAWT when I was looking for an animal charity to fundraise for,” she added.

“I have two rescue cats, and I’m currently fostering two more. I love the work they do to help homeless and abandoned pets and I wanted to help, even in just a small way.”

Alex Spurgeon, the Supporter Relationship Manager at the National Animal Welfare Trust said: “We’re all so proud and grateful.

“Tracey took on such a tough challenge, we all take our hats off to her.

“It’s a staggering amount of time and effort to invest into a cause, and we’re delighted she chose NAWT.”

To donate to Tracey's fundraiser, please click here.

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