Race day - a big bloody bear hunt

Race day - a big bloody bear hunt

Firstly, I did it and i got through it all alive.

Secondly thank you couch to 5K fo giving me the skills and stamina to get through it all.

I thought that my getting lost, and getting stuck in ditches and getting lost and going on bear hunts were all part of Couch to 5k, but in actual fact it was all training for today.

I also didn't realise how an agressive runner I was. We set off in a pack, and I couldn't be arsed to hang about with the hoy-paloy, but at the same time, I was thinking of laura and her mantra about, it's not about time it's about distance, so I paced myself, the first obsticle was a mild mud trudge, but this was causing a little distress to some, and so the queue was backing up. I just powered round the outside and went for it. There were people losing their shoes, but not old B3any, who as you know from previous posts, had learnt to avoid such trivialities.

I had not experienced anything like this before in training, but all my little disasters certainly put me in good stead, there were gates to jump over, and horse hurdles. There were mud trenches up to your chest and there was smoke, and there was hills, lots of hills.

But this didn't matter because I have trained with hills. Although to be fair my killer hills, just turned out to be gradual inclines with what i faced today.

Seriously even the super fit, were walking up some of these hills.

But it was all good fun, and we all supported each other. We encouraged each other when it got tough, and we helped each other over the obstacles.

The final part of the run, from about the 4k mark was a killer, up hill and half way was 2 hay stacks which we had to climb over. I was reaching the point of giving up, but decided to keep at it and finish, until i got to the bloody monkey bars.

But a final climb and run got me to a most amazing water slide down the other side. Shame I can only post 1 picture at the moment.

So I had mud, squelch squerch, squelch, squerch; I had wind, Hoo woo, Hoo woo, Hoo woo; I had forest stumble trip, stumble trip, and I had long grass, swishy swashy, swishy swashy!

But I had an amazing time, and I ran over 5k. so thank you for your support and also thank you to the special few who sponsored me and gave me the encouragement to finish.

But 2 days running, i think i need a rest.

I will update you with my finish time!


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13 Replies

  • what was the race? and sponsor for?

  • It was the Major Series - majorseries.com/. And I was raising money for the British Heart Foundation.

  • Oh and VERY well done i hope ill be able to do things like that in a few weeks.

  • Where was this you ran? I think I may have agreed to do something similar in a couple of months!

    Well done indeed.

  • I ran this in Eridge Park just outside Tunbridge Wells. majorseries.com/ I'll be going for the 10K in October. Let us know what race you are entering, always up for a giggle.

  • This is the one I think I may have unwittingly agreed to.....


    Bagshot in May.

  • Great news well done! And a great pic! ;)

  • Fabulous, great achievement - deserving of several gold medals due to the mud,bears,hills,obsticles and swishy swashy grass.....if you cant go over it or under it follow b3any_boy and charge straight through...well done you. enjoy your achivement

  • Well done! You are an inspiration!

  • You are officially a nutter! Well done though x

  • Love the pic!! Well done!

    It sounds like great fun, and not far from where I live, so I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before!

    Thanks for the link. It looks like there's one in October too :)

  • now that is a happy man covered in mud! Lol very well done sir, very well done indeed! :)

  • Mud, mud, glorious mud......great photo. Well done. :)

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