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This year saw our fifth Commando Series obstacle endurance course take place in the stunning grounds of Hever Castle in Kent. The event returned over Remembrance Weekend (9th & 10th November) where over 2,000 competitors displayed true grit and determination as they tackled the 26 obstacles around our biggest and most challenging course to date.
Throughout the corps’ 350-year history, we have seen the huge successes of the Royal Marines. From the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775 to the recapture of the Falkland Islands in June 1982, many obstacles, faced on land and at sea, have been overcome by the Royal Marine Commandos. Last year we recreated the D-Day Landing Craft, a winning entry from our Commando Obstacle Engineer competition, and we’re launching this mission again in 2019!
Thousands of people stepped in to the military boots of Commando trainees this weekend (12/13 November) taking in a real life training and endurance scenario at Hever Castle Commando Series.
This year’s event will be the second time Roz has taken part in the event. Roz is a guide and supports competitor, Alison Mead, to take part in the event as she is visually impaired and not able to compete by herself.
We asked Roz a few questions ahead of the event:
Mr J Cullen is the Head of Rugby at Sevenoaks School in Kent and is taking on the Commando Series 18 Obstacle 6km course with 70 of his students this week.
We asked him a few questions ahead of the day.
Obstacle racing, mud runs, and mucky challenges will have you tested with a variety of different obstacles that could have your palms sweating in anticipation. I have seen my fair share of unusual and unique obstacles come up in my years of racing, but there are a few that keep coming up in one form or another in every race. Here is a look at how to conquer 3 of the best.
For anyone who has entered an obstacle style event, be prepared for a full test of your overall fitness level! Cardiovascular, upper and lower body strength, flexibility, core strength and mental toughness.