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Ultimate challenges blog: The Soldier Challenge

May 8, 2012

This month’s challenge is one that I have been excited about for a long time – the infamous Soldier Challenge. This event is run by the same company that organised my September challenge, the London Urban Rat Race Adventure. If that event is anything to go by, I’m in for a real treat!

The Soldier Challenge is a unique military-styled physical and mental test, combining distance running with 35 military-themed challenges.

Participants competing as a team will be traversing around the city, completing a number of different military themed challenges and locating other special checkpoints en route.

The event gives participants exclusive access to many famous central London venues and the chance to experience them in a completely new and unique way. The venues are be spread far and wide and, using an A-Z map, participants have to navigate their way around, trying to visit as many checkpoints as possible.

Details of the activities at the checkpoints will be released on the day, but participants are forewarned to expect a real mix of physical, mental and entertaining activities, all with a military twist. We’ll be facing all sorts of madness, from running to kayaking, singing to rope swinging, assault courses to code-cracking, beer-mat flipping to spy-spotting – it could be anything!

I shall be taking on the challenge with two team mates from my hockey club. Our wave starts at ten hundred hours from headquarters (the event village) based at London Waterloo. We will then have four hours to hit as many checkpoints as we can, and get a true taste of what it takes to be a soldier.

Over and out.

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Follow me as I attempt to take on a different challenge every month for the next year from cycling, running, swimming to dancing, abseiling challenges….with as much variety as possible! I’m taking part in these challenges in the memory of my father who inspired and made me the sport fanatic I am; and raising money for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in his honour. Follow my journey through the highs and lows of my training, reviews of the events I partake in, and be part of what I am sure will prove to be a tough, yet exciting and fulfilling year!


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