A massive congratulations to BKO’s Craig Ashford, Michael Skeat’s and Stu Rosier who braved the wilds of Pippingford Park in West Sussex on Saturday 8th November 2013 to complete the Spartan Race Beast.
The Spartan Race Beast is the grand finale of the obstacle racing season attracting competitors from all over the UK and Europe and comprises a 11+ mile muddy trek through countryside tracks, up hills, through lakes, mud holes and several obstacles such as monkey bars, the ice pit, fire jump, Hercules lift and a 20m rope climb before being battered with pugil sticks while crossing the finishing line.
Despite the added challenge of torrential rain and an average temperature of 9 degrees made worse by a biting southern wind, the lads got round the course in just over 4 and a half hours each. There was even some time on the way round to bust out some dance moves and throw in a couple of spin kicks. If BKO had been around in 400BC, I don’t think the Persians would have stood a chance!
There are more obstacle races coming up in 2014 such as Tough Mudder and more Spartan Races in which BKO members will be taking part in. If you fancy a challenge in 2014, keep checking the website where we will post further details as and when.
Spartans we salute you… AROO, AROO, AROO!!!
Congratulations to Craig who passed his yellow belt yesterday.
After demonstrating basic techniques and punches on the bag, Craig then had to perform several sparring defence moves against a partner.
Then he did 2x 2 minute rounds on the bag demostrating power and technique, and 2 x 2 minutes on the focus pad showing accuracy and versatility.
Finally 2x 2 mins points sparring and 1 minute continuous sparring saw Craig worn out but still fighting to the end.
Well done Craig!