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Gelt Gladiator!

17th May 2015

Saturday 17th May saw a team of 27 brave World Group warriors take on the inaugural Gelt Gladiator event:

- a grueling 10km obstacle course
- featuring 30 obstacles
- 20 Gladiators
- and tonnes of mud!

Gelt Wood, Cumbria provided the perfect setting for a tough test of stamina, strength and team work.

The day began at World Group where we met and travelled out to Gelt Wood in convoy. With spirits and excitement high, the drizzle and wind was struggling to dampen the mood of our team.

After enduring the car park queue and seeing other entrants walking to the athlete village, our convoy parked up and we made our way to the registration tents to sign in, hand in our waivers and collect our official Gelt Gladiator head band.

Nervous, excited, scared, our warriors made their way to the starting enclosure and take part in the warm up, lead by personal trainers. The reality sank in of what we were about to put ourselves through.


Plunging into the mud pit 20 yards in front of the start line, our team are off. We set off up the motocross dirt tracks, weaving around the corners, slipping and sliding around in the mud for the first 1km of the course.

Two hours later, with all the obstacles behind us, we had successfully conquered Gelt Gladiator. No words can accurately describe the mud, sweat and tears of the event, so have a look at the picture gallery below to share the experience with us.

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World Group Team & Finishing Comments

Nikki Dickinson
Becky Falder
Becca Allen
Matthew Spooner - "Brill day, pushed me out my comfort zone, screwed up our performance at 6 aside mind!!"
Josh Ryan - "Favourite obstacle was Scafel Pike. Wish I didn't run 8km of it alone, but still had great fun"
Sean Pattinson - "Was brilliant, would definitely do it again! I'd love to know an accurate course time, too"
Andy Broatch - "Was sore Saturday afternoon, don't know how long I took mind"
Michael Ferguson - "Really fun and challenging but I bossed it"
Jonny Cocker - "So enjoyable! As soon as I finished I wanted to go again!!! I liked it when Dan lost his shoes"
Neil Dickinson - "Think my fashion sense was the best."
Kate Riley - "I've never been so sore! I need new legs, but I enjoyed seeing Matt in pain"
Jennifer Cocker
Chris Harrap
Ben Cocker
Jenna Boyko -
"Really enjoyed GG and was great to be involved with the first ever event"
Jenna Harden - "Me and Martin had great fun. it got a bit cold at the end!"
Nicola Bell - "Mud, Wind, Rain and 10km. What couldn't be enjoyable?"
Martin Grealish - "Excellent event. Really enjoyed it. Pushed me to the limits."
Faye Mitchell - "Loved the obstacles, wasn't so keen on the 10km of running!"
Katy Forshaw
Barry Cannon

Dan Cooper - "Was great, even without trainers for 8km"
Jonny Boyko - "Well done to everybody who took part - we all finished and had a great laugh."
Nige Beattie - "Good day. Enjoyed all the obstacles and mud."
Carla Seville - "It was great, glad it's over now, roll on total warrior!"
Frazer Mitchell - "Good effort from everyone. Shame about the lad who lost his shoes."
Marne Blair - "I won our wave - brilliant effort me"

Event Gallery

Andy takes on Gelt GladiatorBecca and Baz represent World Group at Gelt GaldiatorBecky braves the mudBen poses for the cameraCarla, Kate and Matt struggle through the mudJonny flashes his cheesey grinJosh looks in severe discomfortMatt and Kate look relieved to have finished
Mitch and Jonny pose at the endNikki breezes under the bridgeSean looks in control of the mudNikki congratulates Andy as he's the final brave warrior safely over the line
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