PICTURES: 30-kilometre trek across Exmoor for a good cause
More than 60 people – and one dog – from across the country have waded through rivers and raced across moorland in the Westcountry to raise money for charity.
The eleven teams took on either the 30-mile or 30-kilometre course across Exmoor on Saturday as part of the Exmoor 30:30, with one bringing along pet dog Molly for support.
The annual fundraiser for the Royal British Legion is in its fifth year and organisers are hoping to raise between £20,000 and £25,000 for the charity.
Competitors are required to complete the challenge while carrying a 30lb pack on their back, with those taking part divided into categories based on ability and gender.
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The event routinely attracts both military and civilian outfits with past competitors including a Norwegian Special Forces team. This year's winners hailed from Denestone College in Staffordshire, navigating the eight checkpoints in a gruelling 8 hours and 48 minutes.
Teresa Greener, head of events, said they were one of a number of teams to take part from across the country. She said: "Things went incredibly well. The first team finished in eight hours 48 minutes and the last in just under 13 hours.
There were also two teams that did 30km, and the first of those crossed the line in around 6 hours 20 minutes.
"The weather was brilliant bearing in mind it was absolutely woeful on Friday and Sunday, it was sunny and bright for most of the day."
Categories included male, female and mixed, with those divided in to junior, peak and senior teams.
Next year's race takes place on Saturday September 13. For more information visit www.exmoor3030.org.uk