Tough As Nails assault course for skatepark

PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 June 2015

Sgt Mark Raby with Phil Williams who runs the skateboard festival and organisers and sponsors Donna Jordan and Derek Williams .

Sgt Mark Raby with Phil Williams who runs the skateboard festival and organisers and sponsors Donna Jordan and Derek Williams .

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More than 100 competitors will be testing their endurance on a challenging assault course to raise money for Nailsea Skatepark Project.

The town’s police officers have organised the Tough As Nails event with outdoor fitness company Carpe Diem.

The assault course will be set up on the field at Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club on August 16 with a 4km route for adults and a 1km route for children.

Businesses have donated a wide range of items for people to jump, climb and vault over, including tyres, scaffolding, walls, ropes, nets and gym equipment.

So far more than 100 daredevils have signed up to take on the course, but people still have until July 10 to send in their applications.

Hensons estate agent has donated some medals to give out and the event will be started by Nailsea resident Desmond Walker, who will be celebrating his 84th birthday on the day.

Police horses and vehicles, fire engines and rescue equipment will also be on display and visitors will be able to chat to officers to find out more about their work.

All the money raised from the event will go towards the project to build a new concrete skatepark to replace the metal equipment at Millennium Park.

The police are keen to see the skatepark rebuilt as it is a vital asset to the community and used by scores of fans.

To apply for the assault course email toughasnailsnailsea@gmail.com or to get involved contact Sgt Mark Raby at Nailsea Police Station.

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