My new years resolution

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I’m going to take part in a Spartan Race. [Link]

Update: Just found out about the Tough Guy competition (video below) which is based in the UK. Here is a exceprt from Wikipedia:

It has been widely described as “the toughest race in the world”, with up to one-third of the starters failing to finish in a typical year.

After 25 stagings of the winter event, Wilson still claimed nobody had ever finished the course according to his extremely demanding rules. The race, and its summer equivalent, has suffered two fatalities during its history.

Tough Guy™ from Mr Mouse on Vimeo.

Sounds like a lot of fun and the UK version of anything is usually more hardcore than the US one (Dirty Sanchez vs Jackass).


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  1. Mathai says:

    Yeah that was inspirational. As a fat guy like myself trying to get a decent 5K time I understand what hes talking about.

    Was surprised to see that they’ve got some races lined up (tentative) in India as well.
    http://www.spartanrace.com/spartan-racing-in-india.html

  2. cajie says:

    These self-torture type of “games” seem to be quiet the rage these days.
    I think “Tough Mudder” is currently the most popular of these, which is allegedly a rip-off from the “Tough guy” race from UK.

  3. Omar says:

    Hi Mark,

    I did the Spartan Sprint here in Vancouver last summer and it was awesome. But if you want to make it more challenging then Id go for the tuff mudda! it was a killer!

    Do you think there is a market in Kuwait for these type of events?

    cheers

    • Mark says:

      Is the tough mudder more challenging because I was under the impression the spartan race was more difficult

      • cajie says:

        If you want the most challenging, I think that would be the “Tough Guy”. A friend from UK was telling me about the horrors of this race.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tough_Guy_Competition

        Tough Mudder, and the other variants from U.S. are the more commercialized ones.

        • Mark says:

          “After 25 stagings of the winter event, Wilson still claimed nobody had ever finished the course according to his extremely demanding rules. The race, and its summer equivalent, has suffered two fatalities during its history.”

          oh wow now this sounds more interesting plus the UK is a lot closer than the US. I could do this over a weekend.

  4. ahmed says:

    i think if you talk to the cross fit club
    the 3 run club
    the aymstrong nike run club
    theyd love to organize it and wed love to join!

    think you can contact those guys and get this thing going?!

  5. Suleiman says:

    Mark seeds to be introduced to a 5 or 10 minute snatch test.

    What do you think comrades?

  6. Suleiman says:

    Cool. What were your numbers?

  7. Nixon says:

    i wouldn’t do that mark, some people get infected from e.coli from the mud.
    And i don’t know how the fatalities happened, but you should really check out how it happened.

  8. Suleiman says:

    or you could just get someone to throw mud at you during your regular workout…

  9. Tjcfilms says:

    Respect tonthe guy with no legs and the guy with prosthetics. Reminds me of the obstacle courses I used to do in the fire department

  10. Lucky says:

    copy of the usa military training regimen

  11. Omar says:

    Tuff Mudda was defintely a lot more challenging as I had done the Spartan Sprint which is only 5k and 10 obstacles.

    in TM there was one obstacle that you run through with live wires electrocuting you!!

    CrossFit training couple with some running training would def help anyone who wants to competitively run this race.


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