Looking for your next challenge?
Posted by Mark Woo | APR-11-2019
According to a report by Sport England, there are now record numbers of runners across the UK, with 7 million running for at least 150 minutes per week. There are now 800 plus running events across the UK from a local Parkrun of 5K to an ultra-marathon, covering distances up to 100 miles! When you are an accomplished runner, it’s difficult to find the next challenge, so why not try an obstacle race?
Benefits of Obstacle Racing
An obstacle race places greater physical demands on your body than running alone. It is a combination of cardio vascular, strength and endurance training. You will need to use every muscle in your body to haul yourself over climbing walls, crawl under barbed wire or wade through muddy water. This is an opportunity to push your physical limits leading to an even greater sense of achievement when you cross that finish line.
If you are anything like me, a race like this is immensely challenging as you have to focus and concentrate on ending up in heap at the bottom of the obstacle! You will be looking up to see what lies ahead and searching for hands to help, you will be looking back, for friends lost in the crowd and all of this helps to improve your balance, coordination and technical running skills.
More often than not, obstacles are not only physically challenging, but may provide the opportunity for you to cross a mental threshold. For anyone with a fear of heights, being faced with a 10ft climbing wall can turn your legs to jelly. The beauty of an obstacle race is the team spirit and camaraderie that can instill bravery into even the most timid of competitors.
Finally, don’t forget that an obstacle race is supposed to be fun! With much less emphasis on participants looking for a PB, it’s a great way to socialise and meet new people. Why not choose a race to challenge your friends or build team spirit with your colleagues at work?
Why choose Amphibirun?
So, you’ve smashed the mud run! You’ve got your framed picture, and bought the T-shirt. Now it’s time for something different.
If you’re looking for a race to really get your teeth into then Amphibirun may just be for you, and we’ve partnered with them to offer you an exclusive 20% off event entry.
Brand new for Summer 2019, this series of beach runs allows you to test your strength, courage and determination with an alternation of challenging, state of the art obstacles, set out over a 10K stretch of beach, leaving you to contend with the toughest obstacle of all, the sand.
With views of the entire course this will be a perfect event for your spectators too, a complete event village will be offering top-notch-grub and a licensed bar to keep them entertained whilst you’re climbing ropes, throwing yourself off walls and squeezing through tunnels, and let’s face it, there’s nothing better than that beer at the end!
We will be exhibiting at the event village throughout the weekend. We love to meet our customers face-to-face and hear your comments and feedback. We will also be providing some useful injury advice and chances to win some of our best selling products.