Only the Brave Better than Ever!


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Last weekend, 1 and 2 April 2017, East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) held its annual Only the Brave mud obstacle race at Elveden, Norfolk. Around 1,500 people attended over the two days completing either the five or ten mile course.

This year the event was, bigger, better, and muddier than ever before with former patients, individuals, teams and EAAA crew taking part, negotiating over 40 obstacles; running, crawling, climbing, and scrambling to the finish line. Staffed by a legion of volunteers

The total amount raised has yet to be finalised but it will be over £147,000 beating last year’s total of £110,000, all of which will go towards keeping EAAA’s two helicopters in the air and saving lives across the region.

EAAA would like to thank sponsors, Lovewell Blake, GoApe, Breakwater IT, UEA Sportspark, City College Norwich, Devour, Thorpe Travel and Balfour Beatty, for entering teams and their kind assistance throughout.

Patrick Peal, EAAA CEO sad, “We would like to say thank you to everyone who took part. It’s lovely to see everyone here enjoying their day despite being absolutely sopping wet from head to toe. This is a major fundraising event for us and it gets people actively involved. There are patients and families here doing it to say thank you to the air ambulance.”