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Leeds Olympians launch city’s first urban assault course

by Press Release
Friday 19th June 2015
 
 

Race news: Primal Stampede - Sunday, August 23, 2015

Two Leeds Olympians, Diver, Rebecca Gallantree and Weightlifter Jack Oliver, will launch the city’s first ever urban assault course this Friday 19th June.

Primal Stampede is a 3.5km assault course on Sunday 23rd August 2015, featuring 20 challenging and fun obstacles around the newly re-developed Leeds Dock. All proceeds from the event, organised by Primal Gym, go to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal and Cash for Kids.

Rebecca Gallantree, who was named Sportswoman of the Year at the 2015 Leeds Sports Awards, will be trying out some of the obstacles on Friday. She said:“Fitness has always played an important role in my life so it’s great to see events like this taking place, which encourage people to get the heart pumping and legs moving! It’s not just about fitness though; it’s about raising important funds for charity as well. It promises to be a fantastic day and one I’m proud to support.”

British record holder, Olympic and 2 x Commonwealth Games competitor Jack Oliver said: “Events such as this provide a great opportunity for people to get involved in fun fitness activities who wouldn't normally try them. These events demonstrate that the world of health and fitness isn't all about hard work. It’s also a great way to enjoy yourself, meet new people and get involved in a community. The fact that the event is also raising money for charity shows perfectly how health and fitness can be a benefit to everyone, not just those directly involved.”

Siobhan Curtis, Legacy Manager at Jane Tomlinson Appeal said: “As the first event of its kind in Leeds we are so grateful to the team at Primal for asking the Appeal to get involved. Everyone loves an event with a bit of friendly competition and the course the team have designed will be a testing one but a great opportunity for some team building. We’d love to see companies, clubs and individuals signing up for the challenge and joining the Appeal Team for what is set to be a fantastic event.”

Obstacles include 7 foot climbing walls, scramble nets, a soapy slip and slide, tyre hop and ice water dips. All proceeds go to charity and participants are urged to fundraise as well.

Standard entry is £20, or you can get fully prepared for the event with VIP entry at £30, which includes assault course training sessions, day passes to Primal Gym, training manual, home workout and event T-shirt.

Get 20% off when you enter a team of 10.

Registration for Primal Stampede is open now at www.getprimal.co.uk/stampede

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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