The Lake District is the Adventure Capital of the UK and is the home of Total Warrior since its inception in 2011. It is the perfect venue for an obstacle race with endless hills, rivers, mud (tonnes of it!), woodland and the rugged Lake District terrain. This is before the 25 punishing Total Warrior obstacles even get a mention! This event sells out months in advance.
It’s Not Just for Men, Far from it, in fact. The profile of Total Warrior participants has changed considerably over the last five years and in 2015 more than 45% of entrants were female. Participants come from all over the world to experience a Total Warrior event, with Warriors sharing their battle stories over a beer at the post-race party long after the final person has crossed the finishing line. So stick around, enjoy the festival atmosphere in the event village and savour the moment.Bring your mates or you can fly solo if you wish – and many Warriors do – but 80% of participants choose to run as part of a team. In this case you will be joining my Team – Tagger Whammer Slammers! That way, when you’re knackered, soaked, muddied and close to tears, at least you’ll have the consolation of looking around and knowing from our faces that your mates are suffering too.
Total Warrior is tough, there’s no getting away from that. But it’s also a hell of a lot of fun. So wear a vest if you want to show off your muscles, by all means, but most importantly of all: wear a smile. And while we’re on the subject of what to wear, did we mention the mud? No? Well, unless you were a hippopotamus in a previous life, you will almost certainly never have encountered as much mud as you will here. So leave your best clobber at home and come prepared for mud, sweat, and beers.
I have organised a team to compete in Total Warrior along with a couple of other events; Keswick to Barrow and the Great North Swim. I have chosen CRPS-uk to be my charity as 3 years ago my Dad (James Tagimuri) went in hospital for a simple procedure on his knee to tidy up his cartilage. This should have been a day case but unfortunately he spent 12 weeks in hospital with 7 visits to theatre, ending up in high dependency where he was extremely poorly.
He is still in huge amounts of pain on a daily basis, often house bounding him and crippling him for days at a time. For someone who was so active and passionate about extreme sport he struggles to walk now. Before this he used to compete at high standards in Downhill Mountain biking, Enduro motocross and skateboard. To say the least, he could withstand pain.
I want to raise money and awareness for CRPS-uk to help all those involved with this horrific illness and try to help make their lives a little easier.
If you would like to join my team in any of these events please contact me @