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Obstacle Races in lots of Mud
#11
OT: London is different as you earn 3x as much as where I am for example
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#12
"Breezer" Wrote:Anyone who can afford/justify £40 to effectively run round a wood for an hour probably is the sort who can afford to go out drinking at £3 a pint I guess.

What if you just don't spend money on anything else?
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#13
I would still say it's excessive. I have enough issue paying £22 ish for a Gorrick mtb race. Not sure why this costs nearly double. Less entrants perhaps but same basic setup of the area, timing, insurance and so on so costs should be similar?
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#14
"Breezer" Wrote:I would still say it's excessive. I have enough issue paying £22 ish for a Gorrick mtb race. Not sure why this costs nearly double. Less entrants perhaps but same basic setup of the area, timing, insurance and so on so costs should be similar?

I agree, I'd feel better if it was for charity.  I think maybe because they do about 50 obstacles in this particular race (I've not looked at others to compare entrant fees), perhaps the build time/equipment etc hikes the price up?  Since I don't tend to enter many races/events the costs of the ones I do do kind of evens out.
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#15
You know what I would hate to sit back when I'm 60+ and say to myself..."that's something I would really of liked to do but it was £40."
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#16
doing one of these looks fun ;D as for costs i think its because people are running them as a business now and are  looking to make some money out of them in the past they have being run by clubs or individuals giving up their time for no financial gain. a lot of man hours goes into these events and at the moment people are paying these amount to enter with the numbers filling up fast in most cases. only way that the price is likely to come down as with sky tv ext is for people not to pay/enter.  
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#17
"Laggingbehind" Wrote:You know what I would hate to sit back when I'm 60+ and say to myself..."that's something I would really of liked to do but it was £40."

I could have a lot more fun with £40 but couldn't write about it on here Wink
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#18
"Skid" Wrote:doing one of these looks fun ;D as for costs i think its because people are running them as a business now and are  looking to make some money out of them in the past they have being run by clubs or individuals giving up their time for no financial gain. a lot of man hours goes into these events and at the moment people are paying these amount to enter with the numbers filling up fast in most cases. only way that the price is likely to come down as with sky tv ext is for people not to pay/enter.  

Had a quick look at the Brutal10 which is £16 but uses natural "obstacles", so think you're right. My colleagues game , so I'll enter for the 27/4 event. Then see how it all goes.....
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#19
Try and borrow a go pro Smile
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#20
I've done lots of these type of runs, Miltary Fitness one, Tough Mudder, The Hell run in Challock (which isn't in the same league) and they are great fun, good in teams when one person might not be as fit or as fast so you can help them round.

Where is it they do the horse cross country each year, always on the BBC? There is one there which is 20 miles long with 20 obstacles  :o
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