Wildlife worker tests her military skills on course

Adrienne Bennett, from Clifton in Rotherham, who is undertaking the 10km Commando Challenge in Devon to raise money for charity.

Adrienne Bennett, from Clifton in Rotherham, who is undertaking the 10km Commando Challenge in Devon to raise money for charity.

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SHE usually spends her days caring for wildlife - but now an environment worker is taking on a less gentle pursuit by launching into a series of gruelling military challenges.

Adrienne Bennett, aged 29, will be wading through peat bogs, swimming in muddy water, navigating her way through dark tunnels and climbing rocky terrain as part of the 10km Commando event in Devon.

Adrienne, from Clifton in Rotherham, is being joined by seven friends for the challenge, on October 8, as they raise money to rehabilitate injured Royal Marines.

The team will be trekking across a rugged course at Woodbury Common in Devon, normally used to test servicemens’ endurance.

Former Oakwood Comprehensive School pupil Adrienne works as an ecologist with the Forestry Commission.

She said she was approaching the challenge with ‘a bit of trepidation’, but added: “It’s all for good cause and I’m in a team of eight so we’ll keep each other going.”

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