Spartan Race, Host for Obstacle Course Races, Comments on Runner's Account on 20 Kilo Course

Hobsons Bay Weekly recounts the experience of runners during their push to get through an obstacle course race.

Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 02, 2013

On January 2, Spartan Race comments on an article published by Hobsons Bay Weekly recalling the experiences of a participant during an obstacle course race.

The article outlines select participants experience as they endured a muddy race. The obstacles included challenges such as crawls through mud pits, moving through icy water, and overcoming fire. Cockell's athletic background is mentioned, highlighting an active lifestyle. Though described as relatively fit, the article reports that the challenges of obstacle course races required those who are athletically inclined to step up their level of endurance.

Beyond the obvious physical challenges, Hobsons Bay Weekly makes a point to note that Cockell is fifty one years of age. Accordingly, a certain amount of skepticism concerning his ability to effectively engage the challenge was raised. The article quotes Andy Cockell as getting through the obstacle laden run due to the support that he received from friendly strangers and assembled teammates.

The spot light also shines on the trial of Gary Murphy. He also being of a fit background similarly recalled needing the help of others to complete the course.

The article highlights that the physical challenges these races put forth are not conquered by all who engage the race. Hobsons Bay Weekly reports how some of the challenges were not met and racers did not finish either because determination or physical aptitude was lacking.

Spartan Race founder Joseph Desena shares his comments regarding obstacle course races. “I can't stress enough just how important it is for participants, seeking to take on a race full of obstacles, to take the race seriously. If preparations are not made, there is a very real possibility that the race will defeat you. However, we certainly encourage anyone to take on the challenge of a Spartan Race!”

Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine's Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world's leading obstacle race series and the first of its kind to have global rankings. Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at three escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale with cash and prizes for the champions. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are geared towards ripping people off their couches and into the outdoors. Go to spartanrace onlibe for more information, a schedule of events or to register for a Spartan Race. For videos, please visit

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