Wow.. What to say. If you've had a go at this I'm sure you have had a similar feeling. I'll have a go at putting it in words but it'll be a long post.
Well, as always, thanks for your time in advance!
So I completed the above on Saturday 9th April. See the following link for more info on what it is:
It's 10 kilometres long with around 25 obstacles between. This one was based in Warwickshire. The obstacles range from running up very steep slopes, wading or swimming through water, going/ crawling through tunnels/ wire, and anything else they can think of to challenge you. It's all in fields/ woods/ gravel paths with no road and there's a lot of mud. All obstacles are avoidable if you don't feel up to it at the time.
You can see how long it takes me to run 10k (or at least when I did 6 months ago) by reading this post:
It took us (me and 4 members of partner's family inc my partner) around 2 1/2 hours to complete. It isn't designed to be competitive and the helpfulness of everyone reminded me of when I volunteered for Cancer Research's race for life. I suppose you could race/ time yourself but it's much more about reaching the end and achieving more than you think.
We were absolutely knackered and freezing on reaching the end (see next paragraph). Foolishly we just got changed and into a warm car for the hour drive back and didn't at any point stretch. This meant that evening and on Sunday we very much needed repairing. My inner-left thigh left me empathising with older people whom have arthritis etc. Just walking up and down stairs was a task I'm not used to it being.
I was the only of the 5 of us that decided to do the 80m-ish swim in the latter half of the course. My main motivation was 'well I've come this far and might not do another one' (now decided we are). The swimming itself was lovely, it was nice, clear (rather than stagnant muddy) water and, despite having heavy muddy shoes, wasn't too hard. It did however leave me fully wet trying to run in cold windy weather and took more out of me than I thought, which I only really appreciated later on.
I would recommend it to anyone that feels they should be able to manage it. Please peruse the website and look at the FAQs for more info. There were people of all shapes/age/sex/ability etc but it's probably more suited to people with some upper body strength who can jog 10km, in whatever time.
I thought I'd jog the 2km-ish to Halfords this evening (to pick bike up) to see how I managed it after the above and managed average of 4:50km/hr taking 09:42. Thankfully I'm not too broken
Will try to add pics taken of the event asap. If you've done this or are thinking about it, please comment and/ or ask whatever Qs you might have.