Ex-Farmington girls are tough mudders

Lynn Simpson, Tracey Forbes, Colin Brown, Holly Aiken and Sharon Forbes.

Lynn Simpson, Tracey Forbes, Colin Brown, Holly Aiken and Sharon Forbes.

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Four ex-Forfar Farmington players are preparing to tackle one of the world’s most gruelling physical challenges in the name of charity.

Tracey Forbes, Sharon Forbes, Lynn Simpson and Holly Aiken are set to take part in Tough Mudder - a brutal obstacle course designed by British Special Forces - in Dalkeith on Saturday, June 14 as they look to raise funds for British Liver Trust at the behest of Farmington founder Colin Brown, who underwent a liver transplant last winter and suggested the trust after the ladies asked him for a charity to raise funds for.

The quartet were set to take part in the event anyway but they felt it was important to use the opportunity to do some good and raise some money.

Holly, the sole Kirriemuir resident alongside the trio of Forfar women, admits the training has been tough but said she is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

She said: “The training has been really tough but we’re looking forward to getting stuck in.

“We were doing Tough Mudder as a team anyway and we figured we can raise some money while we’re at it too, we asked Colin and he came up with the idea.”

Colin is well known for his community work, as well as running the Forfar Youth Club.

He started Forfar Farmington and has seen the club grow from that single team.

Sharon said: “We’re all looking forward to Saturday, especially knowing that the obstacles last year consisted of ice baths and electric shocks, but after seeing Colin we are all determined to get through it. We’d like to thank Colin for the T-shirts we’re going to wear.”

To donate please visit http://www.justgiving.com/FormerFarmington4.