Last Sunday (28 September) saw over 4,000 complete the first instalment of Britain’s biggest adventure race series, Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest. Cardiff’s Roald Dahl Plass was transformed into the base for a colossal 10k urban assault course that pushed Survivors to their limits as they raced against the clock.
Organised by Rat Race Adventure Sports, the Cardiff event kicked off a series of 10K high-octane obstacle courses with others to follow in Nottingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and London.
This year the Cardiff Survival of the Fittest course underwent a major overhaul, with the new route taking in the Cardiff International White Water Centre and the waterside elements of the city around Cardiff Bay. Runners still faced Survival regulars such as a colossal hay bale wall, an army assault course area, the ‘Parkour’ zone and the Men’s Health ‘Wall of Fame’ – a sheer eight foot high construction, which competitors had to scale before officially calling themselves a Survivor.
Jim Mee, Rat Race Adventure Sports MD and co-creator of Survival of the Fittest with Men’s Health magazine said of the event: “We have had another incredible turnout this year in Cardiff, where competitors had the opportunity to tackle a totally new route with some great new content. The iconic surroundings of Cardiff Bay provide the perfect back drop for the Survival series and we can’t wait to come back next year!”
Entries are still open for the four remaining events in Nottingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and London. More information and online entry can be found at the event website.