The Gauntlet Games 2016 Kicks Off! Captions Please!

So, that’s the first of our 2016 events done! Well done to all of you who braved the cold weather on Saturday with huge grins and bags of energy! The atmosphere at the event was electric and the Gladiators were all nursing their bruises after your awesome efforts! We’ve had some fabulous feedback from all of you and we’re really …

Sam’s Training: Week Two and Three

The lovely Sam is testing out our Gauntlet Games 0 – 10km Obstacle Race plan. Sam has recently lost 5 stone following a complete life change and we think she’s brilliant! Here’s how she’s getting on with her training for the Gauntlet Games in Cardiff! Week 2 This week could have been a complete disaster. The sickness bug hit our house! …

Sam’s Training: Week One

A couple of weeks ago we told you about Sam Jeremiah, who has signed up for The Gauntlet Games having lost 5 stone! We think her achievement is amazing so we are helping her to reach her goal by giving her our 10km Obstacle Race Training Plan and following her progress. We’ve also given her a My Zone Fitness Tracker …

Our Kick-Ass 5km and 10km Obstacle Race Training Plans

We’re excited to share with you some brand new, kick ass Obstacle Race Training Plans put together for you with the help of our very best Gladiators. We’ve designed these plans for busy people, with just three training sessions per week taking around 30 minutes each. So, set your alarm 30 minutes earlier, take 30 minutes out of your lunch …

5 Stone Lighter, I’m Running the Gauntlet

 Sam Jeremiah: My Weight Loss Story Two and a half years ago, both my husband & I were heavy smokers and I especially was very overweight.  On the 31st October 2013, my husband had a heart attack.  He was 37! We made a pact that day that we would be healthy and strong.  I had given up smoking 6 months …

FAE (Frequently Asked Excuses)

You know how it is. You really want to take on a new challenge but you don’t want to do it on your own. So you email your friends. And while those emails about Friday drinks get instantaneous reactions, for some reason the one about something involving running disappears into friend cyber space. That’s why we decided to come to the rescue. …

Time to Get Training

So, this week I’ll be sharing a workout with you that you can use to prepare yourself for The Gauntlet Games. Although our obstacles at The Gauntlet Games are more about fun than tough physical challenges, you’ll definitely enjoy it more if you are feeling confident and fit. Besides, there are 20 real Gladiators around the course ready to challenge …

So, You’ve Signed Up for an Obstacle Race?

First of all, Whoop! You won’t regret it. It’s likely you’ve already seen a picture of one of your friends on social media covered in mud or crawling through ice. Obstacle races have taken the UK by storm over the last few years. They’re the races that break all the rules – instead of following a well-marked, paved track around …

The Courses

Hi everyone, This week we’ve been travelling the country visiting some of the parks we’ll be using for this year’s Gauntlet Games. We’ve been getting all the final routes planned and making sure we’re ready to start putting in all the obstacles for you! There are 15 – 20 obstacles on each course – almost all of which will be …

Obstacles!

Hi everyone, It’s Sarah here, Race Director of The Gauntlet Games. I’m starting a weekly blog to let you know what we’re up to here at Gauntlet HQ and to give you some sneak previews into what we have in store for you this year and how we go about making this happen for you! This week we’ve been finalising all …