The Race: Spartan Twickenham
Who we ran with: Spartan
How far did we go? 3miles
Plodded upon: (and climbed and clambered) on everything, including stairs, ramps and obstacles!
What did we wear:
- Bra – lululemon Energy
- Top – lululemon Swiftly Tech
- Leggings – lululemon Fast and Free
- Shoes – On CloudFlow
- Watch – Garmin forerunner945
Where’d we go?
3miles all over (quite literally) Twickenham Stadium
Being let loose around Twickenham Stadium!
It was also nice not having any mud. Not that we don’t also love a muddy obstacle course, but it was wonderful to just finish and head home without hours of scrubbing layers of mud off, without missing any of the challenges.
With getting any real pace to our running. Most sections were upstairs and along rows of seats and so the likelihood of tripping over was pretty high. Having said that, we were more than happy just to jog around, and take it all in.
Why this Race…
If you are a Londoner then it is an extremely accessible obstacle course race. Also if you are new to tackling fences and rope climbs this is a good place to start as the overall distance is not too far.
It’s a great taster for some of the obstacles: 4-7ft fences, box jumps, ball slams, jerry can carry, sandbag carries, weighed skipping ropes, spear throw, 12ft rope climb, a frame cargo net, sandbag pully, and monkey bars.
Joe Wicks and of course, the rest of the We Are Runners crew.
Mid run Brainwave…
Watch our pacer Belle take on most the obstacles first and then copy her technique as she has done many of them before. Much better than my ‘just run at the fence, jump and hope for the best’ technique.
Not needed as this was only a short run. However, we were greeted with a peach, elderflower or grapefruit beer upon finishing. Talk about perfect post-run fuel…
Number 1 Fan…
Luke Tyburski, The Runner Geeks and H all took much joy and watching us clamber up the high rope and cargo net A-frame.
If you Fancy a Go…
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