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Conservative Brits go primal with Reebok Spartan Race

by Press Release
Monday 27th April 2015
Tags  Reebok Spartan Race   |   Reebok   |   Spartan Race   |   Spartan Race UK   |   Joe De Sena
 
 

Race news: Appealing to the newly active and elite athletes alike, participation in obstacle course racing is growing rapidly in the UK and across the globe

Conservative Brits go primal with Reebok Spartan Race

Reebok Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle race, is challenging Brits to break out of their comfort zone, push themselves to the limit and race against the clock with a new calendar of events set to inspire even the couch potatoes of the country to get off the sofa and Spartan Up.

Appealing to the newly active and elite athletes alike, participation in obstacle course racing is growing rapidly in the UK and across the globe with an incredible 10 million people now taking part annually. Since first entering the UK in 2010, Reebok Spartan Race has experienced phenomenal growth and is now aiming to inspire Brits to join over one million people in participating in the 150 events across 25 countries.

For many people it’s the physical and mental challenge of an outdoors obstacle course race that appeals. Reebok Spartan Race includes three options a 5km ‘sprint’, a 13km ‘super’ and a 20km ‘beast’ course, and for the devoted racers, completing all three distances in one season allows them a place in the coveted Spartan Trifecta club. To encourage competition and enable participants to improve upon their personal best, Reebok Spartan Races feature chip timings and global rankings. Reebok Spartan Race is also leading the charge to make obstacle racing a sport in the Olympics.

Conservative Brits go primal with Reebok Spartan Race

On May 16 Spartan Race hosts its first UK stadium-based event at the Allianz Park stadium in London, with competitors racing over 15 obstacles at the home of the Saracens. June sees ‘sprint’ and ‘super’ events taking place in the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, and in July the events move on to Heaton Park in Manchester and Dalkeith Country Park in Scotland.

OCR continues to draw huge interest from both first-timers and devoted racers. Commenting on what makes Reebok Spartan Races so unique, Richard Pringle, UK Race Director, says: “Spartan isn’t just a race, it’s a lifestyle. We don’t just see our racers on the start line, we work with them from their sign up all the way through to race day in order to encourage a real lifestyle change. We share free training tips, run workouts and give nutritional advice in the weeks leading up to race day, training that will prepare them to be the best they can be, with a mentality that will see them ready to tackle any of our obstacles while feeling inspired to overcome challenges off the course.”

Joe De Sena, Reebok Spartan Race founder, comments: “90 per cent of participants are couch potatoes. We all face obstacles daily and weekly, and how we deal with them is what makes the difference between success and failure. It sets our attitude and affects our motivation. In building ‘obstacle immunity’ the problems you face in life will more easily roll off your shoulders. First and foremost, we are a health and wellness company. The ‘race’ is how we get to test if we are living the Spartan lifestyle.”

Conservative Brits go primal with Reebok Spartan Race

The following Reebok Spartan Races are open for entry but filling fast:

  • The Allianz Park London Sprint (May 16) – Allianz Stadium Park
  • South Wales Sprint (June 20) – Glanusk Park
  • South Wales Super (June 21) – Glanusk Park
  • Manchester Spring (July 4) – Heaton Park
  • Manchester Super (July 5) – Heaton Park
  • Scotland Sprint (July 18) – Dalkeith Country Park
  • Scotland Super (July 19) – Dalkeith Country Park
  • Cambridgeshire Sprint (September 5) – Elton Hall
  • South London Sprint (September 19) – Ashburnham Palace
  • South London Super (September 20) – Ashburnham Palace
  • South London Beast (September 27) – Ashburnham Palace

Visit www.spartanraceuk.uk for more information

Conservative Brits go primal with Reebok Spartan Race

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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