Race Reviews

Superhuman Games 2017

Superhuman Games returned to Aston Gate again in 2017 to put on a test of strength, stamina, and mental grit. This was not to be for the faint-hearted.

Spartan Weekend – The End Of The Season

This weekend, thousands of warriors took part in the action when the world’s leading obstacle race, Reebok Spartan Race hosted its final races of the 2016 season at Windsor Great Park, Windsor.

The 10 Nuttiest Things About The Nuts Challenge

It was that time of year again for the Nuts Summer Challenge – possibly the muddiest obstacle course around, pushing nutters to their limits. Is the course as nutty as it sounds or is it all just fun and games? Laura Heywood took on the challenge….

Man vs Lakes Review – Brutal And Beautiful

Rat Race added a new event in their ever-expanding calendar, Man v Lakes. Promising to be the toughest marathon-distance adventure race in the country, over 800 people jumped at the chance to tackle this new challenge.

Spartan Super Aston Down Review

If the hills don’t get you, the stinging nettles will!

Toughest In London – UK Review

Toughest has long been my favourite event. Ever since my first visit to Toughest Ice I have admired their race format of fast lanes and long penalties while their obstacle complexity is second to none. So when they announced they…

Muddy Race Winner Reviews Zombie Race ‘Spook Special’

Being one of those people who rarely wins things I was happily surprised to get a free place for me and a friend to DeadDrop fitness’ latest event Spook Special.

Flushed With Success At Tough Sh!t: Event Review

I took part in the first ever Tough Sh!t on 24th October. I was attracted to the event because of it’s unique sideways swipe at the naming obstacles and that it was organised by WaterAid to raise money and awareness of their campaign to get a proper toilet to all communities in the world.

Judgement Day Bordon – Three Challenging Carries & One Tough Sandy Terrain

When I think about Judgement Day at Bordon two words spring instantly to mind after last year, Sand and Sandbags, so it was with interest and a healthy dollop of excitement that I went back for the second year running to see how Judgement day would change it up to give us another race to remember.

Warrior Run Review – 3 Laps Of A Tough And Brilliant Course

A sunny day in Sussex is the perfect reason to go and get covered in mud, so off to Warrior Run near Brighton it was to take on three laps of their 7km course.

Bear Grylls Survival Race Review – Guns, Fire And One Huge Prize Pot

Adventurer Bear Grylls is known for putting himself in extreme circumstances and using all his survival skills to get himself to safety. Wether it’s crossing the North Atlantic in an open inflatable boat, Paramotoring over the Himalayas or climbing to the summit of Mount Everest he often finds himself in a whole world of trouble but somehow manages to come out on top and the similarities were apparent at his first attempt of putting on an obstacle course race.

Born Survivor Review – Big Muddy Fun

I hadn’t checked out a Born Survivor event before, but having read Stephen Bowes Muddy Race review of their Lakes event (plus 40 minutes in the car with him talking about it en-route) I had high expectations by the time we pulled into the car park at Capesthorne Hall. By the time we left I knew I would be coming back… or checking out their new event venue in 2016.

Spartan Beast 2015 Review – Taming The Beast

This is my first race review for Muddy Race. I thought this was a good race to start with as I decided not to “race” this event but instead go back to the roots of what pulled me into the sport in the first place.

10 Epic Moments of Survival of the Fittest Cardiff

Rat Race kicked off their Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest 2015 series in Cardiff over the weekend. With around 3000 people arriving at Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay to take on this urban obstacle race, we take a…

Bigfoot Challenge Obstacle Race Review

In a competitive sporting community full of long-standing and legendary courses it is rare and refreshing when a new Race Director arrives with sincerity to make art with their course – a quiet determination and a simple dream in their…

Spartan South Super – The Pain, The Glory, The Burpees!

Having won me over at Cambridge, I was really excited about taking on the Spartan Super at Ashburnham Place in Battle, conveniently only about 30mins from my house, and I arrived hoping that there was going to be another great course ahead of me. Registration was slick and the event village was good, I didn’t bother with the bag drop as we had parked quite close.

Nuclear Blast And Blackout Review – One Day, Two Epic Races

Nuclear Races have long been a must do event for me, so on a weekend heavy with other races it was still an easy choice for me to make when I decided to run both Nuclear Blast and Nuclear Blackout and I was not disappointed.

Elite Offroad Challenge Review – Holland

Elite Off-Road Challenge is one of the few non-commercial obstacle runs in Holland. There were lots of things to climb and a few quite hairy drops, the sort of things I know people would complain about health and safety in the UK, this event was certainly a challenge!

Spartan Sprint Cambridgeshire Review

After a bit of bad press, Spartan Race had quite a bit to prove going into the Cambridgeshire Sprint, there seemed to be a lot of bad feeling toward Spartan voiced on social media and so this race needed to deliver, and I’m glad to say, it really did!

The Magical Moments of Man Vs Mountain

1,200 runners climbed over 1600m of elevation to conquer Snowdon. Here’s the best pics.