Macmillan charity runners get the night terrorsBy Amy Taylor
February 04, 2013
BRAVE runners faced the pitch black and icy conditions for a night run in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Night Terror Run in Aldershot, held on January 26 at Longmoor Army Training Ground, saw 120 runners take on the cold and dark to run the 10km route from 7pm.
It was just one in a series of night runs organised for the charity, and was not for the fainthearted featuring both scary music and horror costumes.
Runners were encouraged to dress up for the occasion, and had to run with a head torch to light their way along the course which was marked with small LED lights.
Extreme running manager for Macmillan, Ben Ahmed, said: "The run was a total success and 120 runners braved the arctic conditions and put their best foot forward to support people living with cancer.
"If you missed out then it’s not too late, there are three more Night Terrors in Leeds, Manchester and Bristol, or if you fancy running in the light, The Grim returns to Aldershot towards the end of the year."
The Grim, part of the extreme running series organised by Macmillan, attracted 5,000 for a muddy and wet eight-mile race last December. The fundraising total for the Night Terror Run is yet to be announced.