Monday, November 12 2012
Competitors from all over the country will be putting their resilience to the test in the Spartan Race at Brands Hatch this Sunday (18 November). The event is the latest athletic challenge to take place at the venue, following Paralympic Cycling in the summer and September's Cyclothon.
The Spartan Race is an international competition that presents a tough physical and mental challenge to its participants. This weekend's event will contain a course that will be twelve miles in length, using much of the venue, with over 15 obstacles along the course. This includes mud runs, trail racing and tricky climbs.
Competitors will be racing against the clock in a chance to hit the course hard and see how they rank against themselves as well as their opponents. Expect to see mud flying and acts of supreme bravery as the day unfolds.
A 'dignified exit' is offered to all participants at the end of the third mile. Each racer will have to confront choice between luxury and relaxation or facing 9 more miles of hell in the ultimate test of resolve. However those who take the easy option will not receive an official time or medal.
For those who feel they are tough enough to take the challenge, entries are still being accepted up until Thursday 15 November and organisers expect 2,500 competitors to take part. Meanwhile the event will be open to spectators from 8am, with a fee of just £3 per car. For more information on the event, click here.