August 14, 2015
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Situated on a 10k route through the rolling hills of the Lake District, Total Warrior is the latest — and arguably greatest — of the obstacle-based endurance challenges. With muddy crawls through foul-smelling slop, barbed wire, electric fences and fire, it’s more than your average race.
We attended the Lake District Saturday 10k with a team of people from varying walks of life and with different levels of fitness. We all had one thing in mind: completing the race for a well-earned free beer and glory for the big blue ship!
After a brief coffee break for some caffeine-induced motivation, we arrived at the event, got our gear strapped on and were ready to go!
We watched other waves being sent off on the course as we warmed up, slipped on our headbands and pressed temporary Total Warrior tattoos onto our cheeks. We crawled through hay bales into a starting area, where we were whipped into a warm-up dancing frenzy with hundreds of other people.
What followed was a gruelling 10k run up and down some brutally steep hills, diving over fire into water, crawling through foul-smelling liquid mud, squeezing through mud-infested tubes and even diving into an ice bath, which gave most of us brain-freeze as we were running.
Here are the main things we learned on the way round.
Finance director Graham lugged his GoPro with him throughout the day, capturing all the swearing, trips and disgusting belly-down crawls through the mud for you to enjoy in video format, available below.
Check it out to see us suffering through one of the muddiest, most gruelling but most enjoyable weekends ever!
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