Tag Archives: Adventure Race

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…

Human Race’s Off-Road Series – IceMan

As 7th February drew closer I found myself worrying at the prospect of completing Human Race’s IceMan trail Duathlon event.  11 weeks previously I’d tackled the 10km trail run at WildMan and enviously watched the Duathletes while wishing I’d pushed myself that bit harder and taken on the full challenge.  In most events Team Trek and Run choose to enter we’ll opt for the longest distance available – there’s nothing macho about that, we just feel if you’re going to take part in an event you might as well experience…

Judgement Day, Bordon – 23rd November 2014

By Dave Sherman and Steve Kimberley Photos by MyBibNumber and Dave Sherman Part 1 by Dave Sherman When Judgement Day’s founder Mark Buller described his Bordon event during our interview as ‘physically demanding’ and ‘something a bit different from the majority of races’ it had stood out as an event to look forward to. As well as being held in an Army Tank Training area described as a giant sand-pit, the promise ‘if it doesn’t challenge you then it doesn’t fit on our course’ warned us we were in for…

Men’s Health: Survival of the Fittest

By Dave Sherman and Steve Kimberley Photos by R and R Photography and Dave Sherman Part 1 by Dave Sherman In November 2013 Team Trek and Run tackled the day and night events at Rat Race’s ‘Survival of the Fittest‘ in Battersea Park, London, and without a doubt it was one of the highlights of my race year.  The sheer number of participants and party atmosphere had created an amazing experience from the moment we arrived onsite until we left battered and bruised a few hours later. But with the re-development of Battersea Power station into luxury homes, Survival had relocated this year to Wembley…

Human Race’s Off-Road Series – WildMan – 22nd November 2014

One of the main mistakes some runners make as the winter chill draws in, especially when considering a spring marathon, is to decrease training due to the cold weather. It’s easy to offer excuses such as ‘It’s too cold outside’ or ‘It’s nearly Christmas… I’ll start my training in the new year’. However, to build the best possible base for a spring marathon, keeping active over the winter months is essential and cross country events are one of the best ways I’ve found of keeping my training on schedule as…

Mark Buller, Judgement Day’s Race Director, tells us about his innovative new series of Obstacle Races

In April 2014 the Obstacle Racing World was introduced to a new kind of challenge as almost 1,000 people tackled an army training course during Judgement Day’s first ever obstacle race at Copehill Down, Salisbury.  This November sees their second event in another army training centre, but this time in Bordon, Hampshire.  We spoke to the Judgement Day’s Race Director Mark Buller to find out if his events really are as tough as the website makes out… Thanks for talking to us Mark.  So firstly, congratulations on the success of…

Our ladies team tackle the Spartan Sprint and Spartan Junior events in Cambridge

Photos by Dave Sherman Laura Kimberley On Sunday 7th September 2014 our team of 5 girls took on the challenge of the 5K Spartan Sprint in Cambridge. We were all very excited and equally terrified as we couldn’t be quite sure exactly what we had let ourselves in for. Spartan pride themselves on creating varied routes and obstacles for their events, so what may be true for one won’t necessarily be the same at another. Organisation on arrival was very good and marshals directed cars quickly and the short walk…

Hellrunner; Hell Down South 2014

The 2014 Hell Down South event took place on 4th January. Below is our review of the race. First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. Part 1; Dave Wise Trail Plus, the people behind the Hellrunner event, have been organising stuff like this longer than we at Trek and Run have been reviewing it all (which is quite some time) and it shows. Taking part in this Hell Down South event was a real joy; the…

Tough Mudder West London 2014

Below is our review of the race. Trek and Run were supported during the event by Merrell – http://www.merrell.com/UK/en Spiro – http://spiroactivewear.com/ Robens Tents & Sleeping Bags – http://www.robens.de/ and Garmin – http://www.garmin.com/  First of all, here’s a film we made on the day, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route and the event. Part 1, by Dave Wise These obstacle races are getting more and more popular. To give you an idea of just how quickly they are catching on, there have been 1.3…

The Rat Race ‘River Rat Run’

As the River Rat Race event day approached I felt slightly apprehensive and rightly so… since I started running I’ve completed various runs, obstacle races and even an adventure race but everything I had heard and seen about this event had warned me I was in for a totally new experience.  As someone who isn’t really a great swimmer, I also knew this event was going to take me totally out of my comfort zone… River Rat Race isn’t a new thing - the Stockton event was launched back in 2010 and has grown to host around 1,000 participants taking part each year - however this…