Count Me Out On This One…

I can’t flip through an issue of Runner’s World without thinking, “I want to do that race… and that one… and that one…” Even if it’s a race in some podunk town on the other side of the country, most of the time I think to myself, “That would be fun because it’s someplace new!”

Every now and then I hear of a race that sounds like something I would never want to do. Races where you have to consume a lot of donuts at the “aid” stations before continuing sound absolutely miserable to me. Badwater used to sound like an exercise of insanity… until my friend Molly did the race and suddenly it seemed a little more rational. (Let’s emphasize “little” there… I really don’t see myself ever doing that one, but then for some reason I can’t allow myself to discount it entirely either.)

But our local news featured a race as their kicker story the other day and I think I’ve found one I can’t even WANT to do.

Tough Guy

This race/competition in England requires participants to:
– run through mud…
– climb over walls…
– crawl under barb wire…
– dive into freezing water…
– run through fire…

FIRE?!

No thanks, I think I can safely say this is one race that will never be on my lists!

What conditions would be a dealbreaker on a race for you?

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