Here's my video coverage of this year's Halloween Skate 2016. Was a bit of a squeeze editing this within a day, ready for actual Halloween morning!
Bear Grylls Survival Race really offers does activities and tasks that I've not seen elsewhere. One of the most unique obstacles is the sock tube which you find at the top of an incredibly tall structure named the Mountain. You slide down the sock to get to the bottom, pushing out to control your speed. The unusual task did bring a sense of excitement with the unknown, good fun. (See the three images below).
For two of the obstacles they use big containers to try and take you to different environments such as the Arctic and desert zones. The Arctic was definitely better executed with the foam machine used for wintery effect.
For one of the obstacles a very devious kid thrusted a cup into my hand with a very wicked laugh. It was a cup full of mealworms. Little does he know I actually have a pack full of these in my kitchen cupboard! A very tasty nutritious high protein treat. (See my Mealworm Flapjack post).
The event village stood apart from other events with a whole multitude of free activities such as Segway and DTV Shredder. I think this brought value for money to the overall entry and why I've scored this event higher than some of the other recent events I've been to.
Overall this event was incredibly good fun. It was let down with the use of Trumin for their sign up process which I've used in the past with much hassle. I would however recommend this event for newcomers and regular OCR racers alike. Don't let the extremities of Bear's adventures put you off, as no you don't need to drink your own urine!
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