Students hold event to boost help for blind


A FUN run with a difference promises to bring in the cash for a Bognor Regis-based charity.

Meadow Mayhem takes its inspiration from TV shows like It’s A Knockout and Total Wipeout and is in aid of 4Sight.

It is being staged on April 27 by six University of Chichester students on the sports field of its Upper Bognor Road campus.

One of the organisers, Ollie Sumner, 22, said: “The event consists of a two kilometre running course with six different challenges.

“They are a 40ft high slide, a 50ft army assault course, four small It’s A Knockout-themed inflatables, a tyre run, an army crawl net and a sack run.

“The 2km lap can be done as many times as possible to offer the ultimate personal challenge to anyone who feels determined enough to take part.

“The course can be run as an individual or in a team of up to six people.

“Prizes will be awarded for the fastest lap run and the most laps run with other smaller prizes such as the best fancy dress.”

A lapping system will mean participants can go round the course as many times as they want to achieve faster times or to have another go at the obstacles.

Other entertainment on the day will include stalls with food and drink and various entertainment to help to keep families busy.

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Registration opens at 11am, with the aim of starting the challenge at 12.30pm.

A closing ceremony will take place in the Zee bar with live music to accompany the presentation of awards. The students are in the third year of their events management course.

The other organisers are Lily Chan, 21, Ted Harrington, 22, Stewart Hicks, 26, Gina Mannings, 21 and Alisa Nikonorova, 22.

They have already started fundraising for 4Sight. A pirate rowing machine challenge in the town centre brought in £200 for 4Sight.

This was followed by a duathlon that consisted of a five-mile run from Bognor to Chichester Cathedral.

From there, Ollie cycled 18 miles to HMS Warrior in Portsmouth and then ran through Southsea to Fort Cumberland for a further five miles. This raised some £500 more for 4Sight.

The charity, based on Victoria Drive, helps people across West Sussex who have sight loss and provides various services to prevent social isolation.