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Challengers go head to head at inaugural Extreme Ninja Assault event in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 09:00 18 June 2018

Participants in the Ipswich Extreme Ninja Assault. Picture: ADRIAN RAWLINSON

Participants in the Ipswich Extreme Ninja Assault. Picture: ADRIAN RAWLINSON

Adrian Rawlinson

Hundreds of people went head to head at the first ever Extreme Ninja Assault event in Ipswich this weekend.

Particpants getting ready to take part in the assault course Picture: ADRIAN RAWLINSONParticpants getting ready to take part in the assault course Picture: ADRIAN RAWLINSON

The inaugural challenge, run in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice, took place at Ipswich Rugby Club on Saturday.

Inspired by the TV programme Ninja Warrior UK, the event saw participants face 10 giant obstacles including a travelator similar to the one used in the Gladiators TV show.

Two different courses were on offer at the event, allowing guests of all ages to take on the challenge.

Joanne Rodger, events and challenges manager at St Elizabeth Hospice said that reaction to the new event had been hugely positive.

The course was run in aid of the St Elizabeth Hospice Picture: ADRIAN RAWLINSONThe course was run in aid of the St Elizabeth Hospice Picture: ADRIAN RAWLINSON

“It was amazing,” said Ms Rodger.

“Every one that we spoke to has said what great fun it was and to have over 400 people for the first year was great.

“There was a real mix of adults and children.”

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