Doncaster Rovers fans conquer gruelling survival of the fittest challenge

A group of dedicated Doncaster Rovers fans scored victory off the pitch – by conquering a gruelling survival of the fittest challenge.

Friday, 11th October 2019, 10:12 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th October 2019, 17:07 pm

Members of the club’s Fit Rovers project, which encourages the club’s supporters to keep in shape, teamed up to tackle the 10K obstacle course in Nottingham.

Team members had to take out a series of challenges including nets, climbs and a series of water obstacles at the Rat Race event at the National Water Sports Centre in Holme Pierrepont Country Park.

Now in its 12th year, Rat Race Survival of the Fittest is the longest running 10km obstacle running series anywhere in the world.

The Fit Rovers team who tackled the Rat Race challenge.

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More than 250,000 racers around the UK have taken part in the event which sees participants battle through muddy and exhausting conditions to reach the finish line.

Club Doncaster Foundation’s Fit Rovers scheme – a free health and fitness programme based at the Keepmoat Stadium – has been running since 2017 and hundreds of men and women have signed up to lose weight, keep fit and boost mental health.

The course includes visits from Doncaster Rovers first team players, added incentives such as sportswear and match tickets and the chance to dramatically improve lifestyle in the heart of the Keepmoat Stadium.

To find out more information or to book a place on the course, contact fitrovers@clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk or call 01302 764663.

Fit Rovers John Paul Watters and Bob Allan took on the Rat Race challenge in Nottingham.