Gauntlet Games 2015

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On the weekend of an August heatwave me and eight others were destined to do The Gauntlet Games. Although I would have done the 10km wave if others had been happy to we opted for the 5km version which due to the heat was a great plan. From starting our warm up at 11.15am right through to the final run of victory through the finishing posts at about 1.15pm the day was great.

We were raising money for Sane Mental Health charity who provide support and help to those suffering with mental health illnesses who feel that they have no one to talk to. We were running the event as a group in memory of a friend who had recently passed away and over the month prior had managed to raise Β£1500 for the charity! However the event was going to turn out I knew we were already all winners.

Looking at the event itself The Gauntlet Games has been going for a little while and they pride themselves on not being your average obstacle course run. There are no looming monkey bars like at most, few daring climbs over walls and nothing which was overly daunting. Instead they pride themselves on being a fun run and not a race, which for the nine of us going was what we wanted for the event. There was still plenty of mud and I actually ended up so caked in mud it was unreal!

This OCR is the perfect starting point for someone who isn’t quite sure what to expect and wants a taster, and i’m sure for most they lead on to bigger and more daring courses. I have just booked my next one for October and have a feeling that I am going to do another one in November too.

August 11, 2015
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  • Reply Chelsea Coulter

    Well done on raising the money for charity! Looks like you had great fun too

    August 11, 2015 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Mellissa Williams

    This sounds interesting and fun, and you were raising money for charity as well. Which one is you in the photo?

    August 12, 2015 at 6:27 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I am the very muddy one in the bottom right of the photo! x

      August 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay FizzyPeaches

    Looks like so much fun! Well done for raising so much money too πŸ™‚

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

    August 13, 2015 at 7:37 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thanks, it was a lot of fun despite being a little on the tough side (esp cause of the sunshine!) x

      August 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply Colette B

    What a great photo! It looks fun but I think I'd rather watch πŸ˜‰

    August 13, 2015 at 7:49 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      We did have a few people who decided to do that rather than complete it with us! x

      August 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply MsPretty LThings

    Sorry to hear about your friend passing away but what a great way to remember your friend and raising money for the charity. Fantastic effort – you should be really proud of your efforts.

    August 14, 2015 at 7:11 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thanks, it was nice to know that we could help so many people by doing it! x

      August 17, 2015 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Cass

    That looks like so much fun, I am slightly jealous!!!! What a wonderful way to remember your friend I think it's perfect and inspiring!! Well done to everyone xx

    August 14, 2015 at 7:23 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thanks Cass. It was a very fun day although it would have been nicer if it wasn't quite as hot. x

      August 17, 2015 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Angela Kate Webster

    Wow, congrats on raising so much! It looks like a great event for a great cause πŸ™‚

    August 16, 2015 at 3:48 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I was actually shocked at how much we managed to raise, i'm so happy it can help so many people. x

      August 17, 2015 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Teresa Bowen

    Well done on raising so much money. A positive way to remember a sad situation.

    August 17, 2015 at 1:02 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Exactly. Now we know that we can help other vulnerable people who don't feel that they have someone to speak to. x

      August 17, 2015 at 3:59 pm

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