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Snow delivered for 10K Yeti racers in Leicestershire

  • 17 February 2013
  • From the section Leicester
Runner taking part in the 2012 Avalanche Run
Image caption The snow was brought in from an indoor winter sports centre

Organisers of a race in Leicestershire have dumped 40 tonnes of snow on the course to ensure competitors experienced an "epic endurance run".

About 370 runners took part in the 10K Avalanche Run - Chase the Yeti, held at Wrongs Farm, near Market Harborough on Sunday.

As well as snow, runners tackled mud slides, tunnels and scramble nets.

The event raised money for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

The snow, which was donated by Snozone, an indoor winter sports centre in Milton Keynes, arrived in two lorries on Sunday morning.

Organiser Greg Goodall said: "Last year, the race was fortunate enough to get a real blanket of snow, so the course was hard.

"It made for some great adventure running and the obstacles took on new difficulty levels.

"So, it got us thinking, and we came up with the idea of guaranteed snow, whatever the weather."

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