Team members take on the Wolf Run!
On the 13th April, InfoSec team members Lauren and Sophie took on the epic challenge of the the Wolf Run.
The Wolf Run is not your average mud run, trail run or obstacle run - it's all three and then some! The only wild run in the UK, a hardcore 10k run across man-made and natural obstacles located throughout the course. The concept behind the Wolf Run is to re-create the feeling of running in natural terrain - a wild run that allows people to experience natural, raw running conditions as far as possible whilst also presenting runners with a challenging, interesting and enjoyable event.
Phew! Sounds exhausting to us! But Lauren and Sophie both took on the challenge and returned to us on Monday morning, still in one piece! Here's what they said about the mental and physical challenge of this extraordinary event...
What made you sign up?
Lauren: I'd seen it and thought it looked like fun and would be a real personal achievement and a good fun experience - a tick off the bucket list - things to do before I'm 30!
Sophie:Since having my little girl nearly 2 years ago I hadn't completed any fitness challenges so I wanted to do something that would put me through my paces and this sounded like it would tick those boxes - competitive yet fun and challenging.
What was your favourite part of the course?
Lauren:I enjoyed the bank where you pull each other up and form a human rope! I also enjoyed the water slide - it was full of mud, but that didn't matter!
Sophie: I really enjoyed the camaraderie that came through on some of the obstacles, there was one muddy bank that you had no chance of succeeding at without help from others and people we didn't know were willingly helping us up which was great. Really enjoyed the cargo net where you have to commando crawl under it and through mud to get out.
And your least favourite?
Lauren: There as a really long swim in very muddy and cold water! I didn't enjoy the height ones either as I'm not good with them and tended to freeze at the top - Sophie pushed me through so without her I'd still be up there!
Sophie: Falling off the monkey bars and fully submerging myself in a freezing cold muddy body of water!
Would you do it again?
Sophie: Yes, Lauren and I are trying to convince the rest of the team to do the Summer Wolf Run with us now!
We always knew that the InfoSec team were hardcore, but this is now physical proof - we're so proud of you both!
If you'd like to join Lauren and Sophie in our brilliant team, we're always on the look out for resilient team members. Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe you could be joining these two at next year's Wolf Run!