We did an extra lap just in case our GPS device was deceiving us!
I like Tough Mudder as an event experience but one of my biggest gripes is the fact they add all these extra fees where they can. On the plus this year is that photos are now free. I think they realise that photos circulate on social media for free advertising of their event.
More photos and videos coming soon......
Nuclear Races is the unsung event that the un-mudified person has not heard of. The event was top notch and offered such an array of obstacles. Voted by Mudstacle in 2014 for Best Event for Obstacles, Best Event for Mud and Best All Round Event. We can see why. #lovemud
I setup a group of three mud newbies for this race. As it was their first obstacle race they only agreed to do the shorter 6km course. We were on course for two and a half hours which is pretty intense for their first outing!
Taxis. We had a bit of a hard time finding a taxi firm that would take us. Avoid the grumpy ones by Epping.
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NoPro. Looks like I won't be making a video for this event. Unfortunately my GoPro went missing as I went after a rubber duck to win a prize. I've left my details with Nuclear but that area was a super muddy pond and up to my chest. Below however I've tried to make light of the situation with a comic parody of the scenario.
Today we did the Spartan Race - Sprint at Allianz Park, London. It did feel a little strange returning there after the Zombie Evacuation Race was held at the same location. I was half expecting some undead to pounce around the corner. The Sprint is the shortest distance that Spartan Race has to offer. I'm definitely up for experiencing their longer distances in the future.
Now in it's second year in the UK. Run or Dye is attracting a lot of fun runners who don't mind getting a little colourful.
For a run event that doesn't take itself too seriously then check out the Tower of London Run. It attracts runners of all abilities and the 1k looped track will give you the decision of exactly how far you want to run, jog or walk.
The course itself was freshly laid grass. It was really spongey in places and was quite pleasant to run on. One section of the course had really strong headwind so I tucked behind others for that bit.
Five minutes off last years Sports Relief event.
At the Urban Ninja event there were two courses. Tame and Insane. We all raced in the time trial on the Tame course but were allowed in our 60 minutes practice session to try out some of the Insane obstacles too. (No one attempted an Insane time trial while we were there).
Here are a selection of obstacles from the event. We didn't attempt all of them as some of the drops looked far too risky to attempt for novices, better left for parkour pros. (An (i) has been put next to the so called 'insane,' obstacles).
If you are successful in completing the time trial by finishing all obstacles on the Tame course then you get one of these awesome shuriken medals. For those that finish the Insane will get an extra big shuriken.
Below I discover that the medal is also a handy bottle opener.
Credits for the soundtrack of the main Urban Ninja movie goes to:
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