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Well, I will confess I am a bit nervous now. Spartan Beast tomorrow, and in the last week they have upped the game rather. What was a 20k race is now a 30k and they have added 4 lake swims and all manner of new brutal challenges, to counter charges that other events have out-brutalled them this year.

estimated time to complete is now 6-8 hrs, which is about twice the time I have ever been out on an event before.

To add to my woes, the race belt I ordered from Wiggle on wednesday with 24 hr express delivery to hold gels etc, has not turned up. That and the 600 mile round trip.



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  • You eat beasts for breakfast Rig. You'll be great. Run, climb, swim hard.

  • Just checked out their site, that looks incredible! Very envious and impressed by you sporty types. Looking forward to reading your race report and good luck.

  • Good luck - I am off to have a lie down just having read about it! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  • Just remember - it's the missing piece!!! Think how you are going to feel when you put them all together. The journey will ssssoooo we worth it.

    Keep calm and focused. You can do it.

    It's not nerves. .. its adrenaline priming your body to perform โ˜บ

  • Good Luck to you. That's some event!! Don't forget post event report!!

    Jules x

  • Wow Rig. But if anyone can you're our man!!!!

    Go & eat that Beast!!!

    โ˜บโ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ x

  • Waiting for tomorrow report .

    Enjoy it!

    (spoiler alert: veni, vidi, vici... it shall say!)

  • That all sounds rather hectic but I have doubt you'll be great and enjoy it all the better for the extra challenges :) good luck!

  • Wow, Rig, good luck! ๐Ÿ˜ณ


  • Bloody hell!!!

  • Massive respect xx good luck xx

  • update: Wiggle have assured me I will have my belt by next Wednesday and I misconstrued the '24 hrs delivery' option to mean delivery within 24 hrs.

  • Good luck! !! Awaiting your race report with baited breath!

  • We'll all be there cheering you through Rignold. I probably shouldn't say "enjoy" but good luck and come back triumphant with your spoils.

  • 30 km you might systematically build up to, and call a three quarter marathon. I think it's getting out of the realm of the universally accessibles, but it's not crazy, just a lot of work, and probably some special talent for that kind of thing is required.

    30 km with "25+" obstacles, though ... Ouch! - especially if those obstacles are swims of some distance. That adds a lot of equivalent kms.

    Well done to you for developing your fitness levels to the point where you can take on challenges like this. I hope it's a good event for you on the day, and that the glitches sort themselves out.

  • Holy Crap ! I am lost for words !!!!!

    Good Luck Rig, and Massive respect to you for taking part :-) xxx

  • All the best!!!!!!!

  • Blimey Rig!! Good luck, keep us posted (if you have enough energy left to type)

  • I have said it before and I will say it again.

    Nucking futs!

  • Good luck

  • Oh Rig that sounds so scary. You're a big boy though. You can handle it! No danger!

    We're right behind you! Natch x

  • Good grief. Good luck!

  • Big respect for that one!!!

  • Hope it went well Rig !

    Please let us know how you went on when youre ready :-) xxx

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