New endurance test in North Berwick
Are you ready to get physical for Total Warrior?
The PR pro, cyclist and tennis player, is organising a Total Warrior event at North Berwick in September which will see thousands of entrants put themselves through a punishing series of obstacles.
Participants will tackle 30 obstacles over a 12km course and many will be taking part as teams from workplaces or interest groups.
Total Warrior was established in 2011 and its two events in Leeds and the Lake District last year attracted more than 12,500 entrants – thousands of them Scots who had travelled hundreds of miles to seek the ultimate test of stamina, strength and determination. This year the event will come to them for the first time.
David (pictured below) said: “‘As someone who has crossed the border to do Total Warrior events in the last few years, I’m delighted to be bringing this to a Scottish audience. Around 75% of our participants enter as part of a team and it’s great for team-building, inter- and intra-company competition, and corporate fundraising.”
Total Warrior is working in partnership with several charities including Wooden Spoon, Prostate Cancer UK, and Help for Heroes – and will facilitate charitable giving through participation in its events. Tens of thousands of pounds are raised for charities at each Total Warrior event, with one team raising more than £15,000 last year.
Total Warrior events use timing chips from Race Timing Solutions, so participants can set themselves a time target or simply set out to record a faster time than a friend or rival.
David says: “Teams can either work together with the simple aim of getting everyone round the course in a group – carrying and dragging colleagues if necessary – or they can set out to win the fastest team prize. If they’re taking it slightly less seriously, there are also prizes for the best fancy dress and the best team name, so there’s something for everyone.”