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The Spartan Super, Toronto – 3rd July 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen First, to give you a firm idea of the event, here’s a short video we shot as we took part. The Trek and Run team was supposed to take part in the Spartan Sprint on Saturday 2nd July and the Spartan Super the following day, but due to some transportation issues (our 4th team member, and our driver on the Saturday, got told that if he dared go out to one more race he’d…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Spartan Sprint

The Spartan Sprint, South London - 30th August, 2014 Photos by Christina Koutoula and Tavisha Fernando Film shot with a Garmin Virb Elite Action Camera (see our review of the camera Here). First up, for an idea of what the course was like, have a look at this short film we made whilst taking part. There were 3,000 people signed up to take part in this event but by midday, about the time that our Trek and Run team had finished, an extra 1,200 had turned up hoping to race. Perhaps the…

What Will It Take For Our Girls Team To Take on The Spartan?

By Laura Kimberley   Photos: Epic Action Imagery The Trek and Run team did their first Spartan Obstacle Event last year and loved it. This year we’re back for more, starting on Saturday 30th August at their South London Spartan Sprint event and culminating at the mighty challenge of the Spartan Beast at the same venue on 11th October. In between those dates our ladies team will be taking on the event at Cambridge, whilst our streamlined team will also enjoy the Spartan Super on Sunday 31st August.  On Sunday 7th…

Richard Pringle, Operations Director of Spartan Race, talks about the 2014 Series

by Dave Sherman Photos: Epic Action Imagery The Trek and Run team did their first Spartan Obstacle Event last year and loved it. This year we’re back for more, starting on Saturday 30th August at their South London Spartan Sprint event and culminating at the mighty challenge of the Spartan Beast at the same venue on 11th October. In between those dates our ladies team will be taking on the event at Cambridge, whilst our streamlined team will also enjoy the Spartan Super on Sunday 31st August. To find out…