Earlier this month, the Solarglide team took part in the Total Warrior 2021 event down in Bramham Park in Leeds. OK, so we took a few ringers with us, but we all took part under the Solarglide banner and we all enjoyed every sweat-soaked, mud-smeared, heart-racing moment of it.
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In a huge departure from our usual scene of maritime adventures and smooth sailing, the Solarglide team took part in our third Total Warrior event on Saturday 10 July.
Having faced the disappointment of the cancellation of 2020’s event due to the Covid pandemic, we couldn’t have been happier to hop in our cars and make the two-hour journey to Leeds’ Bramham Park.
We were a 15-strong team made up of mixed ages and abilities but the important thing was that we started and finished as a team.
About Total Warrior
The Total Warrior course took us 2½ hours to complete. There were 12 gruelling kilometres and 24 obstacles to conquer. We weren’t there for a time, but to have fun, work together and beat the course while having fun – oh and we had some fun!
So many of our team members commented (once they’d got their breath back and stopped laughing) that the 12kms went by in the blink of an eye when we had the obstacles to distract us. Obstacles that we had to scramble up, work together to overcome, slide down, crawl under and generally work as a team to beat.
Solarglide’s MD, Paul Pringle, commented: “The worst obstacles for me were the ice bath and huge cow bell jump – they literally took your breath away. Although the ice bath woke us all up, that’s for sure!”
The weather was our friend, showing up to bring cool breezes at the beginning of the event but really breaking out the heat by the end. Our sodden clothes dried quickly as we celebrated our achievement – because there’s nothing worse than being cold and wet.
Every year we raise money for St Oswald’s Hospice in Gosforth. It’s our local hospice and does an amazing job supporting local children and their families. This year was no exception for our fundraising and we’ve already raised around £700 – so close to our target.
To keep our track record of raising money for charity, we’ll be taking on the Tough Mudder as well as the Total Warrior in 2022 and we can’t wait to team up with our cruise family from CSI Elite Exhibitions to put ourselves through the paces and raise valuable money too.
Finally, we’d like to say a huge (if a little bruised and battered) thank you to everyone that took part, who came to support us and to everyone who has donated so far. If you’re one of our suppliers or customers, we’ll be inviting you to join us at next year’s event. Get training, brush off your sports gear and keep your eyes peeled for your invitation!