NICKY Gregory had been working up to the Holmesfield Endurer Dash since the new year – when she had her pot removed after a motorcycle crash injury.
“I had to aspire to do something,” she said, after completing the assault course run last Saturday. “I felt I had to push myself after all the physiotherapy and osteopathy.”
Nicky had enjoyed running before her accident last August, when she broke bones in her feet and wrist.
She saw an advert for the Endurer Dash at her local gym in Hathersage and signed up straight away.
“I’d always wanted to do an obstacle race, so I thought I’d base my recovery around this.”
At 53, Nicky reckoned she was one of the oldest participants, and battled through the uphills and downhills, cheered on by her daughter, Hayley.
She struggled a little on the walls and rope climbs due to her wrist injury but felt ‘brilliant’ after crossing the finish line.
“I’m really proud of her,” said Hayley, “but I was a bit worried as well.”
“I feel fitter than I thought I was,” said Nicky. “I never thought I could do what I’ve just done, so I’m very happy.”
She was even happier when the final results were announced. Nicky came in first as the fastest woman on the course.