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Goalkeeping Coach Kevin Pilkington Is One Tough Mudder

30 April 2014

Not many people admit to enjoying electric shocks, ice baths, barbed wire and crawling through muddy water… Well, we’ve found one in Notts County goalkeeping coach Kevin Pilkington.

Pilks took on his first Tough Mudder run - a 12-mile obstacle course in interesting conditions - to raise money for Help For Heroes.

The challenge involved crawling under barbed wire fences, trawling through muddy tunnels and water-filled trenches, and avoiding electrically charged obstacles. 

Pilks opted for the quicker route of running through the latter but was soon grounded by the shock.

Still, the stopper enjoyed the experience and plans to take on more Tough Mudder courses over the next year. 

“It’s real good fun - hard - but it was a great event and the team spirit that everyone showed was great,” he told the official site. 

“This year, for my 40th, my mum bought me a season pass so I can do as many as I want in the UK.

“There’s eight events and I may be doing all of them for Help For Heroes - a great cause.

“They put their bodies on the line for us and to do an obstacle course is not a lot really, as there’s no bullets being fired at me. 

“For the soldiers who get injured whilst on duty, the money goes to helping them rehabilitate.

“I’m hoping to raise as much as I can but I’ve set target of £5,000.

“I haven’t got as much as that so if everyone can jump onto my Just Giving page - even £1 would be great.

“If every Notts County fan could donate that amount it’d be great and much appreciated.”

To support Pilks’ appeal, visit justgiving.com/kevin-pilkington1.

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