Spartan Race events have been taking place in England and Scotland for years now and have become amazingly popular with avid adrenaline junkies across the country. With the success of the 2017 season, Spartan Race is finally debuting over at Punchestown Racecourse, in Ireland. The home of Irish National Hunt Racing is opening its course on the 27th May to racers of all abilities for the entry level Sprint(5km+) event and the slightly more difficult Super(12km+).
With this being the debut event for Spartan in Ireland, people from across the country are expected to make an appearance to take on 20+ obstacles in a 5km+ course across muddy stretches of terrain. There will be fun for Spartan newbies and regulars to the OCR scene alike and with Dublin quickly becoming a fantastic tourist spot, what better place to throw on some trail shoes and attack a brand new course.
Sean Meehan, Regional Director of Spartan Race, who also has a background in being an endurance athlete, has stated that along with the Spartan regulars ‘…beginners receive lots of helping hands and assistance on the course.’ The biggest part of Spartan Races is the ‘atmosphere and camaraderie’. The Sprint being the perfect opportunity for anyone new, that wanted to attempt a brand new challenge and cross ‘the fire jump in front of the famous Punchestown Grandstand, receiving your Spartan Medal’ as a sign of your achievement. Looks like it’s time for the budding athletes of Ireland to lace up and get ready for a fantastic race debut. Aroo!
What are your thoughts about Ireland’s first Spartan Race taking place? Will you be attending the Spartan Sprint or Super on May 27th over in Ireland? Are you tackling both races to get you closer to that TRIFECTA? Still thinking about signing up to Spartan Races in the UK? Don’t forget to use code ‘URBANSPARTAN’ for 20% off all open heat Sprint, Super and Beast events over on www.spartanrace.uk
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