Friday, September 30, 2011

Trail Tough

Trail running can be tough, but I love it. Trail races can be tough, brutal even. But what happens when you go beyond brutal? You get events like Tough Guy or the Spartan Death Race. Unbelievable. Enjoy.

Tough Guy™ is the nightmare of being chased by a herd of stallions.

Your only escape route is a mighty and revered obstacle course. Built from trees, 15 metres high with Tarzan ropes swinging. No hats and no hook ups. Just pure, organic grip strength from your cold and wet hands.

Belly flop beneath razor wire, the stallions still snorting at your heels, matching your every step. Look deep into the flames before diving through them straight into shoe sucking mud. Then something wakes you, or does it? Were the stallions just a nightmare?

No time to look back, the narrow tunnels beckon. You bravely enter to discover they're filled with murky water. You can't see. You can't breathe. What chance of survival? Grope around and grab that rope. Pull yourself lungs bursting, into the light! You see the sun, or is it just another cruel mirage?

You are faced with a wall climb, as high as a mountain. No visibility again. Is that smoke, mist or cloud? How do you get down? Take the netting or dive into the freezing lake. You suddenly realise that the sound of stallions behind is fading. You must go on. The only route is through the Arctic water.

A monkey rope, a barbed wire crawl, a rubber snake, a skin ripping snake, you can smell the finish. It's smells like.....cocoa! You know you've earned it!

You wake.
You are alive.
Bloodied, battered but never beaten.
You are a
Tough Guy

Spartan Death Race: Built to break the weak of body and mind!

This is highest level of Spartan Challenge. The Spartan Death Race is designed to present you with the totally unexpected, and the totally insane! This endurance race is comprised of mud runs, obstacle racing, trail racing, physical challenges and mental challenges all in a +48 hour adventure race. 90% of you will not complete this endurance race. Please only consider this adventure style race if you have lived a full life to date.

Death sounds cool until you're dead.

The adventure starts when everything goes wrong, which God will be on your side?

Have a great weekend all!


  1. When you say mental challenges do you mean like taking an IQ test while crawling through fire? Count the triangles.

  2. i would *love* to do this.
    ohhh but yes!

  3. Did I miss the part of the post where you wrote you had registered?

  4. After 24 hours, just walking straight would be a physical and mental challenge.

    That said, it sounds pretty cool...

  5. wow, that sounds tough. Can't wait to read the RR!


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