The family fun event sees people launching themselves down the streets of Northwich in their carefully hand-crafted karts tackling a track of over 350m with obstacles, water and more!
Paramedic Claire Millington based in South Cheshire says: “I had seen the Krazy Races taking place last year in Northwich as I live not far from the road it is held on, but we were unable to attend due to work commitments. When it popped up this year again, I was keen to see if the dates worked for us all so we could compete.
“In the end, it was a real Team NWAS effort with lots of us helping to build and decorate the soapbox in our own time. Paramedic John was our racer. Although he had an all-mighty crash on the second run, we patched up the soapbox and finally got to the final 10.
“We had an amazing day, although it rained for a little while, it didn’t stop the fun. We did get the third fastest team but unfortunately got disqualified as the brakes failed and we hit the tyre wall. We did win Best Krazy Kart Design!
Their soapbox, Amber Lance, was a modern twist on a 1940s Bentley ambulance, but with added lights and a siren. They still have her, although they say she is a bit bruised!
Claire continues: “As serving paramedics and emergency medical technicians, we entered this race for fun but also fundraise for TASC because we want to help our green family. So far, we have raised £940.
TASC is a charity that supports current and retired ambulance staff and their families, regardless of role, to enhance their mental and physical well-being during times of need. Ambulance staff dedicate their lives to supporting and saving others. They see life at its most fragile, often dealing with tragedy daily. Sometimes they themselves need care and support and TASC does this. The charity enhances their well-being during times of need by helping to alleviate pain, suffering and financial hardship.
We are sure our team would welcome any final donations.