The 5 Most Important GG Photos of 2015

2015 is drawing to a close, so we thought we’d share with you the most important photos of 2015’s Gauntlet Games. 1. The ‘What’s the Best Way to Distract These Gladiators?’ moment                     2. The ‘I’m a Yellow Chicken’ moment, that was short lived. I’m a brown chicken now.       …

The Amazing Herts Air Ambulance

We’ve caught up with our partner charity for Hertfordshire: The Herts Air Ambulance. Can you tell us about your charity? The Herts Air Ambulance, part of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is a vital life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the County. Unlike NHS emergency services the Charity provides a free life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for …

The Gladiators: Our Top Five

      SPOILER ALERT!! Ahead of our Games on 8 August in Brighton, we thought we’d give you the low-down on some of our Gladiators that will be coming along.  Here are our top five: Number 5: Minimum Heightuss What he lacks in height, he makes up for in agility (and dashing good looks) Number 4: Mononoke She may …

Top tips to get past the Gladiators

Running up and down muddy hills, climbing over straw bails and wading through bogs while bumping into Gladiators are all things you should expect to experience at the Gauntlet Games. So we decided to put together some top tips on how to get past the Gladiators on race day…. 1. Cause a distraction…  2. Feel the fear….  3. Be prepared …

The lady behind The Gauntlet Games… meet Sarah King

  What inspired you to develop The Gauntlet Games? I created the Gauntlet Games as I felt that many obstacle races can be intimidating for those who have never taken part in one before – and particularly to women. I am really passionate about fitness and the outdoors, and I want to share this with as many people as possible. …

Why play and games are essential for adults as well as kids

Whether you are playing with your partner, friends, colleagues, friends or children, play is essential for adults as well as for kids because it can be a source of relaxation and also motivation. Play can fuel our imagination, creativity, problem-solving abilities and overall improve our mental health as well as improving your mood and wellbeing. Our lives have become very …

The Gauntlet Games – Nikki’s story

My name is Nikki Tyler and I’m 30 years old and from Stevenage , Hertfordshire. I took part in the recent Gauntlet Games at Woodhall Estate in a team of nine – seven women and two men and we were all aged between 30 – 45 years old. I saw the gauntlet games page on Facebook and thought it looked …

What to wear to the Gauntlet Games

Here’s some top tips on what to wear if you are taking part in the Gauntlet Games… Wear Lycra and avoid cotton! Cotton is very good at holding water and once you get wet (which you will) it will loose it’s shape and will be hanging around your knees! Leave jewellery at home.   Don’t run with anything you don’t …

Balls of energy

Wondering what to nibble on before the Gauntlet Games? Make some of these energy balls to snack on before the Games, they are great if you fancy something naughty and will definitely hit your sweet spot and the bonus is they don’t have any refined sugar in them! We love this recipe from Kayla Itsines: The following recipe makes around …