Monday, 12 March 2018

Spartan Race Ireland

There was great excitement among the Obstacle Runner Community when it was announced that the legendary obstacle course race organisers, Spartan Race, was finally coming to Ireland. The Spartan Race is a global phenomenon in the Obstacle Running world, with races in over 30 countries. Many believe that it is the pinnacle challenge for obstacle runners, or if not that, just the most fun!

Race Options

Spartan Race Ireland will be located at Punchestown Racecourse in Naas. There is likely to be many of the usual challenges which are the hallmark of the Spartan Series of races. Expect plenty of mud, climbs, trails, fast flats, and most importantly......the unexpected!!!

There are two distance options for you to choose from, the Sprint or the Super.

The Sprint

If you are a beginner, you can't go wrong with the Sprint. It's the shortest distance, coming in at least in 5km. However there'll be lots of action, with at least 20+ exciting obstacles for you to complete on the way. Spartan estimate that it takes the average runner around 2 hours to complete the Sprint. If you estimate (which I do), that the average runner's 5km time is at least down below 40 minutes, you get a sense of the challenge involved.

The Super

If you want to push yourself a bit more, then maybe The Super is the distance for you. It will be just over 12km, but you could be facing anything up to 29 obstacles. So make sure you are prepared for this one, not just physically, but mentally!

What you get

Plenty of good things come included in the race price. There's the iconic medal, which people across the globe treasure (you can probably expect some Spartan Tourists coming to Ireland to get the Irish edition to add to their medal haul!). There's also the free Tech T-shirt, free photos, chip timing and Beer......yes Beer (I'M SOLD)!

Special Discount

All sound good, and you are interested? If so, then here's a special treat for fans of Running in Ireland.....a nice 20% discount. Sign up for the race using the link below, and use the code RUNNINGINIRELAND.

Registration Link

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