Obstacle Running

Greetings Spartans,

Obstacle running is the main application of the training we do with our Spartan Workout I fell in love with obstacle running since I started racing in 2013. I’ve completed several races of varying distances in different countries, climates, time of year and weather. With this section I want to share videos and reviews of various obstacle runs.

Click here for videos and reviews of several obstacle runs.

For the review I apply the following criteria:

  1. On site registration: The time it takes to obtain your race number and the functionality of the given registration material.
  2. Changing room: The effort it takes to change clothes without getting your stuff (even more) dirty, especially after the race.
  3. Security: The amount of security offered to store your personal belongings
  4. Shower area: The amount of comfort and speed with which you can shower off mud and dirt.
  5. Variety in obstacles: The amount of creativity put in the obstacles and challenge the obstacles present.
  6. Refill posts: The amount and quality of posts found along the way serving water, bananas and anything related to improving progress through the race.

All criteria are answered by “sufficient” and “could improve”. Sufficient implies that I found the criterium anything from satisfying to excellent. Could improve implies that the criterium is unsatisfied to experienced as an ironic obstacle.

All reviews are found in separate posts.

List of obstacle runs I’ve finished successfully (updated 10-4-2015):

  • Men of Steel run (14 km), Scheveningen NL, April 2015. First time as a group leader.
  • Strong Viking Beast (19 km), Nijmegen NL, March 2015.
  • Spartan Beast (21 km), London UK, October 2014.
  • Spartan Super (12 km), Cologne DE, June 2014.
  • Spartan Sprint (6 km), Madrid ES, May 2014.
  • Slopend’s Survivalrun (6 km), Delft NL, May 2014.
  • Mud Masters (12 km), Haarlemmermeer NL, March 2014.
  • Mud Masters (12 km), Biddinghuizen NL, September 2013.
  • Spartan Super (12 km), Birmingham UK, September 2013.
  • Slopend’s Survivalrun (6 km), Delft NL, May 2013.

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