Obstacle racing comes to Bath
Held at the Azimghur Barracks in Colerne on the outskirts of Bath, the Pandemonium Obstacle race saw around 1200 contestants take part in its inaugural event on June 6th 2014.
Spread over the 6km course were around 25 obstacles most of which borrowed equipment and some of the training course on-site such as army trucks, tunnels and walls to climb over or balance along. As well as walls climbing obstacles also included nets, shipping containers and rope climbs, which dependant upon ability could require a little team support to overcome.
An obstacle race would not be complete without a little mud. After skipping through sticks and branches in a small pine wooded area and sliding down the loose soil of a hillside, racers then crawled through a purpose dug trench of fairly foul smelling mud. For those running the full 12k this made obstacles even more challenging and slippery on the second lap. The final obstacle was a fun slippy slide down to the finish line.
With the option to run either a single 6k lap or the double 12k as solo runner or in a team Pandemonium is a fun day out that’s accessible to a wide range of abilities.