Major series comes to country park

Bramham Park is set to hold the northern leg of the Major Series events in March. (S)
Bramham Park is set to hold the northern leg of the Major Series events in March. (S)

Bramham Park is to stage the northern trail race of the award-winning British Military Fitness Major Series on March 15.

Suitable for men and women of all levels, the fun challenge puts entrants to the test over some of the muddiest 5 and 10k obstacle courses.

BMF MD, Rob Love, said; “We’re really looking forward to this year’s events and we want people to come along ready to take on a big challenge.

“But most importantly we want people to have a good time and a laugh as they tackle their way through the mud.

“There is always a lot of camaraderie out on our courses, with fellow competitors stopping to help each other out, so even if you’ve never tried something like this before you can be sure of making it round and feeling that sense of achievement as you cross the finish line.”

They added that the course has been designed to be achievable even for those who have never taken on an endurance or obstacle event before.

And the emphasis is on helping and encouraging competitors around the course and the BMF ‘troops’ are there to provide a helping hand should it be needed.

The 5k and 10k routes have a number of the same obstacles, but the 10k option offers a tougher challenge for those with higher endurance levels or those looking to push themselves.

The Major Series, which launched in 2011, was one of the UK’s very first obstacle course races.

Now in its fourth year, BMF are expecting in the region of 18,000 competitors to take part this year.

The first event will take place in Warwickshire on March 7 and the last on June 6 in Stirlingshire.

Entry starts from £40 for the 5k course and £45 for the 10k course per person.

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