Basically the event entails up to 12 people wheeling and carrying a passenger in a wheelchair up a hill, through a swampy forest and back down the hill. Our passenger was Alison, an MS sufferer, who amazingly has allowed these nutters to cart her not-that-gently up and down this course for a number of years now
After rigging the chair with a purpose-built frame to provide eight carrying handles we took our place at the start. All the guys who'd done this before had warned me about 'the hill'. The first mile of the course is a snaky forest track up the hill and it's relentless, switching back and to with no clear end. So with Alison carefully seated we set off like a bull at a gate.