Sunderland knights to hold charity event in aid of Samaritans

Members of Historia Normannis at an inter-regional training event in Lancaster, February 21

Sunderland’s re-enactment group, Historia Normannis, is currently training for a medieval charity triathlon on April 17.

It is straight in at the deep end, starting off with a round of Clash of Knights, which is a combination of tag rugby and medieval combat. Then, the brave members of the 12th re-enactment group will undertake a gruelling 5 kilometre run in full armour, with an archery competition at every kilometre.

The event is being held by the Colchester Normannis group as a way of raising money for their Wearside Samaritans.

Group Head Marloes Baltus said: “We’ve been invited to participate in this event, and it’s for a great cause, supporting communities. For me personally, the event is a good challenge to get fit and more active, and for the group it’s a great way to support the society and to get the word out there about who we are and what we do.”

The group train every Sunday from 12pm – 4pm in Barnes Park, so if the idea of medieval combat intrigues you, why not go along and try it out?
You can donate here, or check out Sunderand Historia Normannis’ Facebook page here.

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