It was held yesterday in Williston, on a perfect spring day. Of course, conditions were intentionally imperfect, with lots of mud, barbed wire and some fire to contend with.
Today’s Burlington Free Press had a nice piece on the race. Be sure to click on the photos and especially the video by Emily McManamy. The music in the video is perfect, too.
The photo, by Ben Sarle of the Burlington Free Press, shows a competitor tangling with a Spartan, one of the many obstacles races encountered during the event.
About 500 pe0ple participated, which sounds good. I still am considering whether to do it next year. Heck, I like to play in the mud.
Or maybe I’ll create my own extreme race, based on my landscaping and handyman business.
Who can mulch a garden the fastest? Maybe add in some power garden planting. Who can rake up the biggest pile of autumn leaves in 30 minutes? Who can eat the most edible weeds pulled from a yard? How many black fly bites can one person endure?
Spartans, if you need ideas for your next race, as you can see, I got ’em.