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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…

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…

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…

The Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest, Battersea, London, 2013, England

The 2013 MH Survival of the Fittest took place on 16th November in the shadow of Battersea Power Station, London. 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. Rat Race, the organising team behind Survival of the Fittest, are brilliant. Anytime they’re involved with an event, you know it’s going to be quality. I’ve taken part in loads of different sporting challenges this year and most of them have been…

The Runner World Trailblazer, Bedgebury Park, England

The Runners World Bedgebury Trailblazer event was organised by Rat Race and held on Saturday 12th May, 2012. First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. After the run I said to the other Trek and Run team members, when you write something about today, don’t just talk about about the fantastic goodie bags we all got. I could see them all doing that, you see. It would’ve been understandable; the bags were spot on, as was…

The Wall Ultra, Cumbria & Northumberland, England

The Wall Ultra Run was organised by Rat Race Adventure Sports and held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June, 2012. First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. Review 1 by Dave Wise This was the first ever ‘Wall’ Ultra, and actually, my first ever Ultra run. Like most people I spoke to before the event at our start point of Carlisle Castle, I’d never run anything over 50km before (except for Kev, one of our…

The Rat Race Dirty Weekend, 2013, England

The Rat Race Dirty Weekend, billed as the world’s largest assault course with 200 obstacles strung across 20 miles of mixed terrain, was held on Saturday 11th May, 2013. Below is a review of the event and a film by our team. Trek and Run were supported during this race by Beyond The Beaten Track www.beyondthebeatentrack.com Helly Hansen www.hellyhansen.com Sugoi www.sugoi.com Asics www.asics.co.uk Robens www.robens.de Thermarest http://cascadedesigns.com/en/therm-a-rest First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. Review 1, by Dave Wise I’ve done a…

The Rat Race Road Trip, 2013, England

The Rat Race Road Trip, a 2 or 4 day (depending on your fitness level) cycle ride from London to Edinburgh, was held between Friday 3rd and Monday 6th May, 2013. Below is a review of the event and a film by our team. Trek and Run were supported during this race by Beyond The Beaten Track www.beyondthebeatentrack.com Helly Hansen www.hellyhansen.com Sugoi www.sugoi.com Vulpine www.vulpine.cc Vaude www.vaude.co.uk Robens www.robens.de Rapha www.rapha.cc Raleigh www.raleigh.co.uk Thermarest http://cascadedesigns.com/en/therm-a-rest Scotrail www.scotrail.co.uk/sleeper Brooks of England www.brooksengland.com Salsa www.salsacycles.com Velo Orange www.velo-orange.com Garmin www.garmin.com/en-GB Carrera www.carreraworld.com Gore Bike Wear www.goreapparel.co.uk & Mammut www.mammut.ch  First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll…

The Wall, 2013, a 2 Day, 69 mile run across England

Here’s a look at this 2 day event, that crossed England via Hadrian’s Wall. Below is our review of the event, and a film. Trek and Run were supported during this race by Asics www.asics.co.uk The Quiet Site Campsite www.thequietsite.co.uk Maxifuel www.maxifuel.com Robens Tents www.robens.de Adidas www.adidas.co.uk Thermarest Sleeping Mats http://cascadedesigns.com/en/therm-a-rest Beyond The Beaten Track Pre Packed Food www.beyondthebeatentrack.com & Helly Hansen Clothing www.hellyhansen.com First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route I’d taken part in this event in 2012 and loved it, so much…

Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest, London, 2013

by Laura Kimberley ‘I wanna be fit but I don’t like running’ – Rizzle Kicks This line totally sums me up. I go to the gym as and when it suits me, I do the occasional 5km or 10km race and have done 2 half marathons in my time but I am by no means a seasoned athlete. This being said, when I went to watch the 5km Survival race last year I was overcome by a strange sense of jealousy when my little brother headed off across the start…