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No Ego hits Lancashire

Posted on: 19th May 2013

The first Lancashire No Ego Challenge takes place at the Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston on Saturday September 14.

The 10K No Ego Challenges are not for the faint-hearted and will test competitor’s stamina, strength and agility. Previous races have taken place in Cumbria, but No Ego is now expanding to Lancashire with the help Brockholes and the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

The No Ego Mud Challenge will be one of the toughest “mud” challenges in the UK, with 25 gruelling obstacles including The Mangle, Tunnel of Mud and Getting Tyred.  Based on a muddy 10k army assault course, the No Ego Mud Challenge is by far the toughest, muddiest and testing on the circuit.

Where No Ego Challenge races are different is that although there is a competitive edge, the No Ego Challenge is simply about trying to complete the race and cross the finish line.  People are asked to leave their ego at home, get muddy, wet and sweaty whilst having fun...on their own, or in a team.

Brian said: “The way that the No Ego Challenge differs from other races is that the challenge is not to win the race, but to simply complete it.  We encourage people to work as a team, help each other over the obstacles and enjoy the camaraderie of taking part in this new type of adventure race.  There are chipped timed waves for competitors if they wish, but the majority of people will do the race for fun, to raise money for charity or for personal achievement.”

Anyone can run a No Ego Challenge as long as they are fit and healthy.  The race at Brockholes is open to anyone over the age of 16, both men and women.  All adventure races have a common goal, the promotion of fitness and healthy outdoor activity. All racing, including road, cross country and triathlons test a competitor and require training.  Adventure racing takes this one step further and requires all over body conditioning. Once people have raced in an adventure race, ordinary road racing seems boring.

To enter the Preston No Ego Mud Challenge on 14th September competitors must register online.  Discounted ‘early bird rates’ are offered for those eager competitors who can’t wait to get stuck into training, with entry fees starting at £25 per person.   Teams are also encouraged to enter and receive further discounts, though running as an individual you will make friends quickly.