The Kilworth Challenge Welcome to the official home of The Kilworth Challenge Wed, 13 May 2015 10:45:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2015 Kilworth Challenge Entry Form Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:25:16 +0000 It’s our 25th event!
We hope as many of you as possible will be able to join in on this most memorable occasion.
We again want to make the event as memorable as possible and hope that you will join with us in making it so. We as organisers have started to prepare earlier than normal for what we hope will be our most successful year to date. We’ll also be looking at additional fundraising ideas aimed at boosting the amount The Kilworth Challenge raises in 2015.
As usual our main aim is to raise as much money as possible for the charities, organisations and individuals that we choose to support. As always are aim is to better the lives of others especially those less fortunate than ourselves.

Whist places remain, a £50 deposit will reserve your team place, the remainder being payable 6 weeks prior the event.

Please post or e-mail your entry form to the contact in the PDF.

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2014 Kilworth Challenge Results


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Yet Another Fantastic Weekend Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:54:08 +0000 Yet another fantastic Kilworth weekend! Even the rain and poor weather could not dampen the spirits of the 34 teams that took part in the 24th Kilworth Challenge over the Bank Holiday weekend of 24-25th May.  Their efforts also raised over fifty thousand pounds for disabled and disadvantaged children.

The amount declared on the day was 53073 pounds and when the generous donation from Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre has been included and further enhanced by `gift aid` contributions, it will undoubtedly rise above the 60000 pounds mark. This was some 10% higher than last year and is a really amazing total to come from such an event, taking the cumulative total over the 24 years of the Challenge to in excess of 1.1 million pounds,

This year the teams came from different parts of the country but the local ones took most of the prizes. The Kilworth Challenge 2014 winning team was `Keeping up with Jones` comprising Steve Barker, Alex Jones, Peter Jones and Chris O`Neill. Steve lives in Market Harborough and the others have strong family ties with North Kilworth. For each of the Jones brothers this is their second time of winning and very much following in the footsteps of their father, also a former winner. Second was `Don`t Look Back` with Tony Brown, Keith Richmond, Simon Johnson and Alex Heathcote, all from Leicestershire. Third was `The Go Go Squad`, another local team comprising Nick Coles, Edward Chilton, Brodie Faint and Nick White. They also took the Thinkers Prize awarded to the team that was best at the challenges that demanded a high level of intellectual effort. The over 40s category was won again by a long standing team in the competition, `The Kilworth Lions`, comprising Adam Herring, John Linnell, Stefan Green and Neil Foster.

The All Female Team Winners was `Hackney Honeys` made up of Charlotte Brennan, Eve Bunting, Niamh McGuiness and Georgy Dean. The mixed category was won by last year`s overall winners `Koggys Kaos`, a Lutterworth based team of Lorna Richmond, Vicky Hipkins, Sam Taylor and Charlie Turner.

The trophy for raising the most sponsorship at an amazing 4168 pounds went to `Victorious Secret`, an all girls team comprising Bethan Kench, Megan Ribton, Kate-May Driver and Catherine Marsh. They also would have won the All Female category except they had to make a substitution due at an injury on the first day. Second in the sponsorship with 4035 pounds were the Kilworth team `We Stand Erected` with Simon Jones, Ed Ward, Tommy Renshaw and Pete Leatherhead; `Keeping up with the Jones` were third with 3722 pounds, all three were tremendous results.

The fastest female yomper was Jessica Edge from South Kilworth and Jacob Kench from Lutterworth again taking the male prize.

The 34 teams tackled 39 challenges over the two days and had to be in a specific place at a specific time to do a specific task. This meant walking and running well over 30 miles through south Leicestershire in about a 12 mile radius of North Kilworth. The weather was especially bad on Saturday with torrential rain which soaked everyone, marshals and competitors. Sunday was a bit kinder and the sun actually managed to shine. As ever the challenges covered the usual range of those requiring physical strength, mental agility and all important team work – some were tough while others were just plain fun. They featured a longer obstacle course swinging, racing in the very muddy fields, canoeing (even more water and mud), dunking stools, a variety of word and number puzzles, and racing in engineless go-karts and chariots. The biggest challenge of course was to see how much funding they could raise. Many of the competitors thought that this was the hardest Challenge for some time with some really tough physical challenges exacerbated by the very poor weather and conditions.

Some great team names appeared this year, always a major source of amusement to all……..they included `Whale oil beef hooked, Big Ben strikes 10` (it`s all in how it is pronounced), `Wigleigh Old Fs`, `The Fabulushes`, `Multiple Scorgasms!`, `One Dad and 3 Lads` and `Goodbye Accrual World`.

This bulk of this year`s sponsorship will go to Dukes Barn in Derbyshire, Leicestershire Youth, and Over the Wall, three Midland based charities that help disadvantaged and handicapped children. The remainder will go to local charities and good causes in the Kilworth and Market Harborough area.

The organizers (Colin Clarke, Paul Whitehead, Mike Lawrence, Bruce Phillips, Nick Otter, Duncan Moss, Mick Faulkner and Manfred Morris) would like to express their appreciation for everyone that had helped, especially the marshals sticking to their tasks with tremendous determination, all the landowners and the Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre but special thanks goes to the competitors themselves who kept smiling despite the often horrendous conditions. Next year will be the 25th Challenge and we are looking forward to a very special `silver` event.


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Kilworth Challenge 2014 Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:20:48 +0000 We are pleased to inform you that the 2014 challenge will be on May 24th/25th.

If you team would like to enter please click here to download our Entry Form

In the meantime if you are already busy fundraising you will need our Just Giving Page.

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Thank You Letters Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:53:01 +0000 We get some wonderful thank you letters following the event so we’d like to share them with you.

To the Kilworth Challenge Committee,

We are sending this email after spending an amazing weekend taking part in the Kilworth Challenge. We would like to say a massive Thankyou to the committee, the stewards, the volunteers and all the people that make this brilliant event possible.

It was our first time in the challenge and definitely will not be our last! I can honestly say we loved every minute of it. We were so impressed by the originality, smooth running and committed volunteers that are involved with this event.

It was probably the hardest thing any of us have ever done and we are definitely paying for it today! However like I said we will be back next year trying to improve on our last place position!!

So Thankyou again and see you next year!

Sarah Westley, Mary Gracey, Jenny Low and Lauren Oakley.
(Buffy’s Marine-ets)

Hi There,

I’m not sure who to address this to but I wanted to say a massive thank you to all of the organisers, volunteers & anyone else involved in this past weekend. It was my first time doing the event and I had an absolute amazing time and I just wanted to say thank you. I will definitely be entering again!

Thanks again,

Brodie Faint

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Kilworth Challenge reaches China Tue, 21 May 2013 21:26:49 +0000 Made it.  Bit hard though. The first half was all up hill….what a surprise.

Richard Cotterell






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Challenge team open school’s new facility Mon, 20 May 2013 21:33:44 +0000

Challenge committee members Mick Faulkner and Nick Otter cut the ribbon to officially open the new challenge room at Lutterworth high school.

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Not long now till KC 2013 Thu, 09 May 2013 11:01:53 +0000 It’s time to acquire a few more bruises and scratches, possibly get a little wet, and have a great time!

If you are a team you should have received your final pack by e-mail. If you are a visitor, spectators are welcome but access is only available at a limited number of challenge because most are held on private property.

For those using a satnav to get here, the postcode for the event centre is LE17 6HF.

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Are you tough enough for The Kilworth Challenge Thu, 09 May 2013 10:52:02 +0000

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Kilworth House and Theatre supports us again Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:19:04 +0000 Thanks again to Kilworth House and Theatre who have from the success of 2012, generously decided to support Kilworth Challenge again for 2013. We appreciate their support.



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The Kilworth Challenge 2013 Entry Form Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:17:59 +0000 Happy New Year from The Kilworth Challenge.Smile

Hope everyone had a marvellous Christmas even though the weather at times was so miserable.

Probably means there will still be some mud around towards the end of May!Sarcastic smile

So are you up for The Kilworth Challenge this year?

We again want to make this year as memorable as possible and hope that you will join with us in making it so.

As usual our main aim is to raise as much money as possible for the charities, organisations or individuals that we choose to support.

Click to read The Kilworth Challenge appilcation letter 2013

Click here to download the The Kilworth Challenge 2013 application form (It is an excel file download will start immediately)

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Kilworth Challenge organiser on New Years Honours list Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:12:47 +0000

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The Kilworth Challenge supports Dogs for the Disabled Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:44:09 +0000

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SNIP Summer 2012 – Report to our funders with many thanks for your support Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:45:56 +0000

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Kilworth Challenge funds contribute to Defibrillator Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:00:32 +0000 The North Kilworth Defibrillator can was installed on November the 16th with the support from the funds raised by The Kilworth Challenge. It is on the outside of the Howkins & Sons garage.

Featured in the Harborough Mail November 29th

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Family Challenge 2012 Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:50:33 +0000

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Chest Camera Gutter & Water & Assault Course Fri, 24 Aug 2012 08:49:10 +0000 0