The Run from Hell
You should have all known a blog post about this would be coming.
Last Saturday 12th April, my good friend Dr. Cumbor and I took part in Yorkshire Warrior 2014, a 10 mile obstacle run from hell. I’m not quite sure how to describe it, except there was a LOT of mud!
We started off at registration, where we had to pin our numbers on our chests and write them on our foreheads – I also opted to add some face camo, which didn’t really have the desired effect, I ended up looking like I was taking part in some festival rather than a warrior…
Once that was done we waited for our wave time, and at about 10 minutes before our start time the warmup began…
The run started off with some gentle fields, a quick crawl under a cargo net and over a few hay bales, at this point I was kind of thinking “this is pretty easy”. Then came a few hundred metre wade along a river, a bog, a very steep hill and then some fire to jump over – so it quickly got harder. Running when you are soaked through and your covered in mud is a bit harder as it weighs you down.
Some of the later obstacles included an electric fence, a crawl under barbed wire and a 1km run through a pitch black tunnel – I can’t remember much else (I must have blocked it out because it was so horrible!)
Dr C’s GoPro
Dave actually was wearing a chest mounted GoPro camera, and he uploaded this 2 hour footage (sped up):
All For A Good Cause
I managed to raise just over £220 for Epilepsy Action, which was nice. At the time of writing you can still sponsor me, so head on over if you still want to!
Dr C and myself got a time of 3 hours 9 minutes, to be fair though we did spend a long time queuing, which was a shame.
If you haven’t done anything like this before, I’d highly recommend it.