Renna's Discoveries: The Gauntlet Games

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Gauntlet Games

In just a month I will be completing the Gauntlet Games in Trent Park near London with a few of my best mates. We completed Rough Runner last year which was so much fun and a great excuse to try and attempt a bit of running and strengthening up the muscles.
When I saw The Gauntlet games advertised, I thought it would be perfect for us, as we're up for a laugh and we don't all take the fitness side of it too seriously..... as in, most of don't go to the gym, we like keeping fit and making the most of what fitness we can do, but we're not marathon trainers.
It sounds so much fun, and as it's purely for a laugh, everyone of any fitness level can do this.

Its a 5km run with all the obstacles but if you fancy doing a 10km run you can do all the obstacles twice. Which is a huge bonus, as obstacles don't always take a long time to do, so its great to get the chance to do them again, so you can try and perfect it and to get even wetter !!!
They will have giant slides, balancing obstacles,  jumping obstacles and the good ole monkey bars too.

Here's the route :

Looks awesome doesn't it.

They also have them planned in Cardiff, Brighton & Manchester so get yourself signed up for a laugh and also to raise money for charity.

Hope to see some of you there !!!


All Photos are from The Gauntlet Games Website

We did it !!! It was so much fun, but it was hard for me to "run" the 10km, as I'm definately not a runner, so I probably walked half of it, but without having my phone to track me, I have no idea. 
We were very fortunate to be sponsored by IKORN - , you can read a previous blog post about them Here
From the warm up to the obstacles to the end it took two hours. Here's just a few of my photos of the day.

This is my friend actually saving me on the seasaw, as I wobbled and grabbed her, thankfully she is strong enough to support me aswell. That's teamwork for you !!
 I cheated on the wobbly bridge, and decided to sit and slide.... it worked though. Although I did fall in at the beginning and at the end !! There was no way I was going to run across without falling in.
 Woohoo !!! Finished with a smile still on my face !!

So which obstacle course do you recommend for next time ?