Gauntlet Games 2015

Gauntlet Games 2015

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.



  1. August 12, 2015 / 6:27 am

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

    • August 13, 2015 / 6:18 pm

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

    • August 14, 2015 / 12:32 pm

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

  2. August 13, 2015 / 7:49 pm

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

    • August 14, 2015 / 12:32 pm

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

    • August 17, 2015 / 3:58 pm

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

  3. Cass
    August 14, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    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 17, 2015 / 3:58 pm

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

  4. August 16, 2015 / 3:48 pm

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

    • August 17, 2015 / 3:59 pm

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

  5. August 17, 2015 / 1:02 pm

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

    • August 17, 2015 / 3:59 pm

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

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