The first Spartan Race, in 2010, was created by ultra fit athletes to be the most challenging fitness event possible. With 60 events around the globe in 2013 it is now the world’s leading obstacle race.
Stuart and Richard took on the 20km run and tackled 26 gruelling obstacles on the way, completing the feat in 3 1/2 hours.
The obstacles included a fire jump where participants leap through logs ablaze with fire, a barbed wire crawl, involving a crawl through mud underneath barbed wire, a rope climb suspended over water and a 2 foot wall into a water pit requiring the Spartan to swim for it!
The brave Newton employees emerged looking a little muddy but still all smiles.
“748 million people – roughly one in ten of the world’s population – have no choice but to get water from wherever they can, whether it’s a dirty pond or an expensive water vendor. Stuart and I spent a grueling 3.5 hours on Saturday running through 20 km of knee deep mud, wading through chest high water and battling driving rain to help raise some much needed money for a great cause, Wateraid. With an additional 26 obstacles to conquer it was a difficult challenge as well as being fun, so please take a few moments to check out the websites and any sponsor ship money you feel you could spare would be greatly appreciated.” – Richard Crossley – Newton Waterproofing Systems
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