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Fancy tackling an obstacle course without the mud?

22/01/2016

If you ever fancied an obstacle race – but with a little less mud – then Urban Survivor, the South West’s first urban obstacle course race, could be just the challenge for you.

Falmouth is the setting for obstacle race experts Tuff Enuff’s latest challenge, taking runners through the streets, parks and coastline of Falmouth. Runners will be tasked to negotiate massive obstacles – both man made and natural – along with diverse terrain, the course promising more than 40 gruelling obstacles including a dash up the 111 steps of Jacob’s Ladder and the chance to break a monkey bar world record.

Tuff Enuff director Tony Borrett said: ‘For years, obstacle course challenges have been run through rural settings, with mud being the predominant obstacle, however over the last couple of years OCR (obstacle course racing) has seen the rise of urban OCR and we are proud to be one of the first companies in the UK to set up an urban OCR challenge here in Cornwall. We are working closely with Falmouth council, local businesses and organisations to utilise the best of Falmouth’s urban terrain and famous landmarks to make this one of our most gruelling challenges yet. As usual, we have two options, compete or complete. Whichever a runner chooses, they will encounter at least 40 obstacles that will force them to face their fears, mentally and physically.’

Participants can expect to tackle obstacles such as ‘Chaos’ and ‘The Moor’s Rat Trap’ as well as challenges such as box jumps and cargo nets. Rope climbs, monkey bars, walls and crawls will all feature, testing even the sternest competitors stamina and endurance. As if that wasn’t enough, hated exercises such as burpees and press-ups will also be present and correct.

Entrants on the day are able to choose between competing to be crowned Urban Survivor Champion 2016 or entering to accept the challenge of completing the course. All entrants will receive a medal and a limited edition tshirt. A draw will also take place after the event with two adults and two juniors being awarded a pair of Salomon Trail Running Shoes courtesy of At Your Pace, Helston.

Junior competitors are also encouraged to enter a special Tuff Nutt 4km course with 20 obstacles designed to challenge and excite budding junior obstacle course runners.

Taking place on Saturday 27th February, find out more by visiting www.tuff-enuff.co.uk or contacting Tony at tony@tuff-enuff.co.uk or 07775921635.

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