Rough Runner 10km obstacle course race recap!

If I could describe this race in 3 words?

AWESOME

FUN

CHALLENGING

Ladies and gentlemen —> Running buddy Corey and I at Rough Runner 2016 😀

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I totally loved it! This is my very first obstacle race, a lot of first lately right??? Thanks Corey 😉 And I do have to admit I was anxious about it. the night before my running buddy Corey called and – according to her and my boyfriend – I was miss grumpy pants lol!

So @mymamus and I headed to Clapham Common – which is only about 25 mins from my house – and met with Corey, her husband  Glen and my goof friend Katalin. Registration took literally 3 minutes and we were in line waiting for the 5 minute briefing (general course rules) and 10 min warm up. After that we were off!!

The 10km course had 15 obstacles and at least half of them included water 🙂 Oh the joy!!! – we were following the blue line!

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I have to be honest I dont completely remember the order of the obstacles but the boys (and Katalin 🙂 ) made sure they took photos of us trying most of them!

So, this is where we first got wet… I admit i didn’t make it past the second gigantic orange ball! But it was still so much fun!!

Wet but SUPER excited!!

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Next was the zip line bar! Good coordination and …. VUALA!! We made it across!!!

Then we had to go through some human sized pigeons …

And also climb up a wall and down a  wall… I totally love how synchronised Corey and I were lol!!! We do make a great team <3!

Next one was this silly thingy looking like a shaw… run, jump (repeat a few time to get it right since Corey is quite taller than i am lol) and roll to the other side!

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I think our faces here are totally priceless!!

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And then it was the second one we didnt make it through… I am still kicking myself for not taking off my gloves for this one… but oh well, splashing in the pool was fun too!

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oh, if you are wondering why my face is like that, I was admiring Corey’s effort before she very graciously as well splashed into the pool 😉

Now this one, I have to admit it was probably the hardest one! you can see a video here, on Corey’s youtube channel.

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And then, there were those weird rotating thingies…

And these…

And to top it all THIS is how the course ends…. the TRAVELATOR….

Fell on my face twice before I finally made it! Oh by the way, see this belt with the marked arrows?? IT MOVES! The opposite way of the way I am running up!!!

Attempt #1 … FAIL

Attempt #2 … DONE!

A little too excited you ‘d say???

So we smashed it,and finished the race (i didn’t really care but i think it was about 1:20 mins lol) and got our bling – which was also a bottle opener/key holder! Awesome!!

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PS: in case you are wondering how we managed to match our outifts?? Remember my Decathlon running series race recap? We are totally in love with the running t-shirt we got there! Fits perfectly and doesn’t get all droopy when wet! thanks @Decathlon 😉

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So all and all — YOU SHOULD TOTALLY TRY IT OUT!!!! We had a blast! It felt like an adult fitness playground!!!

(My entry to the race was complimentary but all the opinions are my own as always!) 

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3 thoughts on “Rough Runner 10km obstacle course race recap!

  1. That looks like a super fun time!!! A lot like the reality shows I watch on TV. Congrats on getting it done! ps, don’t you love when they give out awesome race shirts?? I have worn one of my races shirts for so many races I had to stop wearing it because every finish line photo looked the same!!

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