8 Jul

Still Time For Spartan

SpartanTime is running out to enter the Reebok Spartan Race at Spittal Farm in Midlothian on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July. Part of a global obstacle race series, those thinking of entering can still do so either as an individual or part of a team.

The sprint event includes 15 obstacles and is a great introduction for anyone new to obstacle course racing. The Super, with its longer distance and 20 obstacles, provides the perfect challenge for those wanting to take their fitness to the next level. 
Commenting on the events coming to Spittal Farm, Richard Pringle, UK race director, says: “We’re incredibly excited to be bringing the race to Scotland in this beautiful setting and we’re encouraging everyone to get involved and Spartan Up! Spartan isn’t just a race, it’s a lifestyle. We don’t just see our racers on the start line, we work with them from their sign up all the way through to race day in order to encourage a real lifestyle change.”
One man who will be taking part is 55-year-old Glenn Milne from Edinburgh. Glenn was diagnosed with dangerously high blood pressure in 2002 and was placed on medication. At 25 stone, he was morbidly obese and decided to make a change and actively pursued a healthier lifestyle. He joined Hibernian FC’s Football Fans in Training Project – a 12-week health and wellbeing course. Glenn lost an incredible seven stones, giving him the confidence to try other forms of exercise. He is currently gearing up for both the Sprint and Super races.
To register your place or to find out more, visit the Spartan website.