Category Archives: Adventure Races

The Spartan Beast – Sept 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Words by Steve Kimberley Photos by Dave Sherman and Epic Action Imagery So this was it. The culmination of the last few weeks of blood and sweat was to take place on that sunny September morning, as early mists faded into an autumn glow and the OCR runners of the Spartan tribe donned their mud-tested trail shoes and headbands for one last AROO of 2015. Now with the two pieces of the 2015 Spartan…

Reebok Spartan Race South Super – Sept 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Words by Vijay Algoo Photos by Bobbie Noakes and Epic Action Imagery The Spartan South Super took place on Sunday 19th September at Ashburnham Place, a proper English country house within East Sussex in a town called Battle. Yep, a “Spartan” race in a town called “Battle”, you couldn’t make it up! As we approached the venue we could see participants carrying logs and as we turned into the main entrance of Ashburnham Place…

The Commando Series Obstacle Course Race sneak-peek

By Vijay Algoo I was lucky enough to be invited to try out the course for the first ever Commando Series OCR at Hever Castle, a new obstacle race from the organisers of the Castle Triathlon Series. Here’s what I discovered about the race… Why Choose This OCR?  If you want to take part in an Obstacle race these days there are a few to choose from as OCR has been coined as the fastest growing sport and every year more events are popping up. In a market like this…

An Interview with Reebok Spartan Head Coach Richard Pringle

Spartan UK have had an impressive 2015 so far hosting more events spread throughout the country than ever before! We caught up with Reebok Spartan Head Coach and Ambassador Richard Pringle as he prepares for Spartan’s final 3 events of 2015 in Battle, Kent – the UK South Sprint, Super and Beast…  Good Morning Richard and thanks for speaking to us. So, looking back over how 2015 has been so far, this year has been pretty busy for Spartan UK’s with new events in even more areas… how has managing…

Spartan Race Cambridge Sprint Sept 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen By Stuart Obbard and Dave Sherman The Cambridgeshire Spartan Sprint took place on Saturday 5th September 2015 at Elton Hall, located on the border of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. This site is situated in a 3,800 acre estate owned by the head of the National Trust, and Trek and Run entered 5 runners in two separate heats. The course is described as 5km+ in distance with 15 obstacles and billed as ideal for new and…

London River Rat Race – July 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Part 1 by Dave Sherman – As event day drew closer I’ll admit I was getting excited as despite completing some great events in 2014, this was one of the events which had really stood out above the others. Although Rat Race mainly offer obstacle races they also host a few ‘slightly different’ events – a bit of a break from the norm. These include an Ultra-Marathon called ‘The Wall’ which travels 69 miles…

Spartan Stadium Sprint at Allianz Park, London – 16th May 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  and Tom Tom Photos by Christine Sherman, Kaci Sherman and Epic Action Photography Part 1 by Dave Sherman In 2013 and 2014 I‘d tackled Spartan Race’s Sprint, Super and Beast events at Pippingford Park and had loved the experience every time and the events had made use of the area’s naturally tough terrain and each one had pushed me to my limit. For 2015 Spartan Race were offering a new challenge in the form of Spartan’s first ever UK…

Tough Mudder, and Mini Mudder, May 2015

By Steve Kimberley You may call me cheesy and unoriginal, but I’m not ashamed to say that hearing about this race is one of the reasons that I got into obstacle courses in the first place. Now, a few years later and I have run so many different obstacle based races that I find it a bit astounding that I have only just got around to running a Tough Mudder. A reason that I believe has certainly contributed to my lack of Tough Muddering in previous years is certainly the…

The Dirty Dozen, London South/Kent, 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  and Tom Tom Photos by Laura Kimberly and Epic Action Imagery Part 1, by Dave Sherman Although ‘Dirty Dozen Races’ are still quite new to the OCR world with their first event held just last year, there’s no doubt they’re fast becoming a regular fixture in any OCR enthusiast’s diary. Headed by Doug ‘The Beard’ Spence, the London South event offered 6km (the half dozen?) or 12km of energy sapping mud, super-sized obstacles and the promise that you would Become…

RockSolid Race Exeter – 21st March 2015

Part 1 by Laura Kimberley I’m no stranger to an obstacle race. I’ve taken part in a few before and watched my insane boyfriend and younger brother take part in a great many more so when we were offered the chance to enter a girls team into the RockSolid Race Exeter event I was really excited. The last OCR I did was 5K and although it was by no means a walk in the park I still remembered getting to the finish line and thinking, “Are we done already? I’ve…