Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September
Holmbush Farm, Crawley Road Faygate, West Sussex, RH12 4SE
Tough Mudder, arguably the UK’s best and most well known adventure challenge series is back and it’s had an upgrade. What’s more, BESTFIT readers get 25% off. Hurrah!
Tough Mudder have been busy hosting a number of events this year but in September they’re hosting their biggest to date. Deep in West Sussex, at new venue Holmbush Farm, they’ve been assembling the mother of all assault courses for newbies and returning ‘Legionnaire’ Mudders.
Those who have taken part before will recognize some of the challenges of old, including The Pyramid Scheme. This year, you’ll see others have had a makeover while there are also plenty of new obstacles thrown in to keep you on your toes.
The Block Ness Monster, for example, is a challenge that encapsulates Tough Mudder’s testing fun. Here, Mudders have to hoist each other over a number of rotating blocks in waist-deep water.
First-time Mudders will no doubt have heard about some of the challenges that await them. Returning competitors get exclusive access to even more upgrades of selected obstacles, including Rain Man, a twist on the classic water obstacle Cage Crawl, and Backstabber, a more demanding and technical version of The Liberator. In addition, Legionnaires will have the option to bypass Electroshock Therapy and instead attempt a high-octane new finish obstacle, Frequent Flyers’ Club, culminating with a leap onto a crash mat from a 15-foot height.
You can enter on your own or, like most entrants, as part of a team, for Tough Mudder encourages teamwork and camaraderie. Whatever you choose, you’ll get a Merrell t-shirt at the end to add to the glory of finishing the biggest Tough Mudder yet.
So, get involved and bring your mates. Better still, bring your kids; younger participants can take part in the Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder, a one-mile course designed for those aged 7-12.
To sign up, visit ToughMudder.co.uk and use the code BESTFITMAG to get 25% off. You can also save 25% on other 2016 Tough Mudder events (excluding half events).
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BACK 2 THE TRENCHES
Adult and Junior Obstacle Race Sunday 8 November The Trenches Battlefield Junction 6, M25.
If you like challenging yourself and pushing your body to the limit, then go to battle in THE TRENCHES, an established fun mud run set over 5km to 24km and 70+ obstacles. Sound good? Well, we’ve managed to negotiate 15% off the price for their next race in November.
The event offers free parking and free photos, plus it’s free for
spectators – making it great value.
Their last event of the year, The Big Push Winter, which takes place on Sunday 6 November, is held at a private 250-acre estate just off Junction 6, M25 (just five minutes from Redhill station, which has great links to London). Whether you’ve experienced one of their races before or not, you’ll find new challenges and something to push you. No two races are the same – the organisers are always adding and improving the obstacles on the course to keep you on your toes.
It’s up to you whether you opt for the 6km, 12km or 24km route. Whatever you choose, they all feature varied obstacles along the way, including monkey bars, ladder walls, hay bales and their great water slides. The run takes you through mud, water, woodland, fields and their famous hills. As ever, when running at BACK 2 THE TRENCHES, you should always expect the unexpected. Whether you’re an obstacle course race (OCR) veteran or not, and regardless of whether you like a physical or mental challenge, you will love the course. The organisers take great pride in what they do and it shows.
Back 2 The Trenches offers individual and team registration for both lone wolves and team players. So, get some friends or colleagues together and take on the course as a group. All those brave enough to complete the course will be presented with a medal.
Back 2 The Trenches also have a 2km TRENCHES WINTER RUN in the morning for 6-15 year olds. They can expect the same great experience as the adults, and come away with great stories to share with their mates.
They have just launched their dates for 2017 and prices start from £25.00 for the first 100 sign ups….
To claim your 15% discount, enter B2TTBESTFIT when you sign up at back2thetrenches.co.uk/events/the-big-push-winter/.
For more information, visit Back2thetrenches.co.uk or call 01737 822484
November 12, Event Village, Secret Nuclear Bunker, Kelvedon Hatch Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0LA
It’s the last Nuclear Race of the year, which means they’re throwing everything at it. And good news, BESTFIT readers get a 10% discount!
The award-winning Nuclear Races are fun but tough events held over varied, undulating terrain. You can expect a highly organised event, with obstcales and relentless mud. The events are challenging enough for the elite but are designed to be achievable for all fitness abilities, including newbies. Nuclear Fallout is what the organisers call ‘their beast’. It’s their last event of 2016, so you’ll find over 80 natural and man-made obstacles on farmland and heavy Essex Clay, including the award-winning Deathslide. The 6km and 12km courses will also be muddier than any other time of the year… so duck-taping your trainers on isn’t a bad idea! They #lovemud, and you will too.
Don’t take our word for it! “It was an absolutely fantastic day!” said recent competitor Gemma Lloyd. “It was well-organised and great fun. I’ll be doing all the races next year.”
“It’s one of the most fantastically stupid things I’ve ever done, great fun,” agreed Matt Scorrar.
You can run together with like-minded people of all ages, backgrounds and athletic abilities whilst pushing your physical and mental limits. It will be exhilarating, challenging and extremely tough. As well as racing as an individual, they also welcome group entries as their events provide great team-building opportunities. Ticket prices at Nuclear include everything, there are no added extras for racers – so includes free parking, photos, showers/changing, camping, bagdrop, finish hot drink, medals, t-shirts/muddy-mugs and more.
Prices start from £59, but BESTFIT readers can get 10% simply by using the code ‘BF10’ at the checkout.