Wading through boggy water to keep fit

PUBLISHED: 14:24 24 June 2014

Insane at Doddington

Insane at Doddington

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Keep fit fans who work out with March-based group, No Fad Fitness, took part in a Go Insane obstacle race.

The event, at Washbrook Farm MotoX track in Doddington, comprised of a 5km circuit with multiple water obstacles and other challenges.

Participants faced climbing walls, tunnels and crawls under cargo nets through thick black mud, but by far the biggest feature of the event was water, lots of it.

Jim Gardner, of No Fad Fitness (NFF) said: “There were no sanitised, freshly filled pools for these runners, just long standing boggy pools that sucked their feet and legs down as they jumped ran and waded through, often chest deep, before scrabbling up muddy banks to continue running.

“Two of NFF’s group continued around for a second lap of the circuit to complete the 10km challenge.

“For two of the group this was their first obstacle racing event and they are both hooked, already they are making plans and talking about training for the next one.”

Obstacle racing is a fast growing sport in the UK. Unlike normal running races, this kind of event requires a good level of all over strength and fitness, including upper body, in order to tackle the obstacles efficiently and safely.

If you want to get in shape you can join NFF at the Community Centre, Station Rd. March on Thursday at 8pm for all over strength and conditioning circuits. Contact Jim 07927 328853.

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