Soopa Doopa’s Jake takes on 10-mile ‘Super Spartan Race’ during hottest day of year to raise awareness about addiction

Jake Scott-Paul of Ely-based design company Soopa Doopa, along with his friend Matt Lucas, has taken

Jake Scott-Paul of Ely-based design company Soopa Doopa, along with his friend Matt Lucas, has taken part in a 10-mile obstacle challenge to raise awareness about addiction. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

An Ely man has been taking part in various obstacle challenges across the UK to raise awareness about addiction and the effects of substance abuse.

Jake Scott-Paul of Ely-based design company Soopa Doopa, along with his friend Matt Lucas, has taken

Jake Scott-Paul of Ely-based design company Soopa Doopa, along with his friend Matt Lucas, has taken part in a 10-mile obstacle challenge to raise awareness about addiction. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Jake Scott-Paul, of Ely-based branding company Soopa Doopa, took on a 10-mile challenge along with his friend Matt Lucas.

The course – featuring more than 25 obstacles – included steep inclines, mud swims, fire jumps and of course, 10 miles of running in 30-degree heat.

The pair had recently taken on the Nuclear Rush race in Essex where they collectively raised more than £800 for UK-based charity Action on Addiction.

Jake Scott-Paul of Ely-based design company Soopa Doopa, along with his friend Matt Lucas, has taken

Jake Scott-Paul of Ely-based design company Soopa Doopa, along with his friend Matt Lucas, has taken part in a 10-mile obstacle challenge to raise awareness about addiction. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Jake described The Spartan Super race as “one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, both physically and mentally”.

He said: “It’s great to show people suffering in active addiction that you can turn you life around and be free from the hell that it brings.”

However the Marston Lodge grounds in Market Harborough proved to be too much for Jake as he was not set on pushing his body.

Jake Scott-Paul of Ely-based design company Soopa Doopa, along with his friend Matt Lucas, has taken

Jake Scott-Paul of Ely-based design company Soopa Doopa, along with his friend Matt Lucas, has taken part in a 10-mile obstacle challenge to raise awareness about addiction. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

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He ended up returning the next day to complete the ‘sprint’ part of the trifecta, which is a shorter four miles, with similar obstacles.

Up next, Jake and Matt plan to take on the ‘Beast’ race held in Windsor in October which is more than 15 miles long.

For information about the charities visit: www.ukna.org or www.actiononaddiction.org.uk

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