And Now for Something Completely Different

The Spartan Race would like to invite athletes to a running event that is proving to be extremely popular with the UK Running community (their perception not mine). This is not the average 5K – it is littered with 25 insane obstacle such as Spear Throwing, 10ft walls, mud sections, crawling under barbed wire, fire jumps, weight carries and much more.

For more information on what to expect, and to sign up, check out their web-site at http://www.spartanrace.com .

They have races coming up in (Ripon, Yorkshire on 4 September 2011), (Birmingham on 2 October 2011) and (London 16 October 2011). As a coach I would say just beware the potential injury risks if you have a major race coming up. If on the other hand you want to go one step beyond the Sodbury Slog this might be just up your street (or should that be off your street?).

Keith Brackstone