Spartan Wales Sprint and Super

Spartan Wales Sprint and Super

Well, what could be better on a Saturday morning than a brutal obstacle course race with 1103' of vertical gain through a forest in the Brecon Beacons with fire pits, spear throws, rope climbs and all the usual jollity, in steamng humidity and heat?

.... having a bottle of water and a non-paleo rice pudding and then doing the same thing again over three times the distance, carrying a 25kg sandbag for 4k of it, including under barbed wire crawls, over 12ft walls etc.

Kids also crushed their races, and Beatrix mentored a little boy round the 4-7 yr old course (still 1.7k with A-frames climbs etc) and Mrs R marshaled on the kids races, earning me another free race entry.

Will post a full race dissection and pics if anyone interested, but in the meanwhile, here's the improtant bit: the bling! Two medals and 2/3rds of my trifecta medal - will get the third bit in October when I do the Spartan Beast race.


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15 Replies

  • Bonkers! Respect and all that. But still Bonkers!

  • Rig, you are awesome! A total running freak that us mere mortals can only gawp at ! Admiration to you in spades, but I can't see myself joining you any time soon! I'll keep my comfy (and that's hard enough) park run!

    Respect. - and yes you are nuts!


  • Love it!!! I think the word that springs to mind is "awesome" :)

  • What could be better on a Saturday morning? Pretty much anything, really!

    Maximum respect nonetheless - well done.

  • ... a stroll at the Farmers market ! Well done, you mad thing!

  • Awesomeness 😁

  • Crazy, but i kind see the appeal! :X :) except the bit carrying heavy weights for 4 k that is totally not my kind of thing!!! your are one hardcore obstacle racing kind of guy! :) love the bling! :)

  • That is truly amazing!! I just can't imagine doing that with a sandbag!! Cant wait to read full report!! Lovely Bling

  • Well done nice going :)

  • Absolutely bonkers ! Glad you have got the whole family roped in though. Stay healthy.

  • Blimey that sounds like HARD hardcore.... Very impressive and a rather nice bit of bling too... Well done!

  • You are amazing !

    Rig , you are a warrior , a gladiator and you have fab tablecloths !

    Massive respect to you and the bling is awesome .

    Well done Rig !!!! :-) xxx

  • "What could be better pits" :) Congratulations you nutter!

  • I can think of a hundred things to do on a Saturday morning and none of them involve fire pits. Fab bling!

  • I just collapsed at the idea of lifting the sandbag!!!

    Massive congrats to all of you.

    Lovely bling and I shudder to think what the "beast race" will involve!

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