Archive for February, 2012
A big thank you to all involved in the organisation and marshalling of The Xtreme Challenge Feb 2012; and well done to all those that took part.
Hi, I just wanted to extend my thanks to everyone at KP Events that was involved in yesterday’s Xtreme Challenge. This was my first obstacle race, I really enjoyed the course, the effort involved in laying it was obvious. The atmosphere was terrific, and the snow and ice added a whole extra dimension, it was a memorable day indeed. I will definitely be back next time! Joe Sawyer
SNOW JOKE AS HALL ROMPS HOME
The Xtreme Challenge held on Sunday February 5th at the Catton Hall Estate near Alrewas attracted a field of 200+ entrants and the arctic conditions caused by up to 3 inches of snow on the Saturday before only served to encourage more effort and human bravado from the exertions of the hardy runners that took part.
The course, an approximate 10k in length consisted of a 2 lap circuit of the estate grounds and was made up of steep gradients, deadly declines, wicked man-made obstacles more suited for equine athletes, tunnels, 12 foot high hay bales, icy water that saw some athletes have to virtually skate over, but as things ‘warmed up’ others had to wade through up to their chests and all laced with that magic ingredient… deep snow!!
First person home was Uttoxeter RR athlete Robert Hall, second last year but now triumphant in a time of 39:15, the only sub 40 min runner in the field. He was chased home by Alistair Gorrie who finished in 40:29 with Jacob Fry coming in third in 41.21.
First of the many women taking part was Stafford Triathlon Club’s Jen Seager in 50:49 who finished in front of Hallamshire Harriers’ Emily Morton in 52:46 with Joanna Rooney third in 53:24. A special well done to Dan Gibson aged 13, who came 29th!