I was asked to write this for a website so thought I would also post it here.
Nuclear Rush 2016
Having run races
from 5 ks to marathons all the way through to Ultra marathons. Nothing is more
fun and enjoyable than rolling around in the mud while also covering a
The Nuclear races have grown in size since their inception. I remember when
they were consisting of just natural obstacles with a few hay bails thrown in
for good measure.
Now they have surpassed themselves with not only copious amounts of mud (I am
sure this was the muddiest race I have ever run), lashings of water obstacles;
but also more specialist purpose built things to climb on, through and over.
I think having different distances and multiple heats is a great idea and the
children's mini race is a really lovely touch to an event that is also a social
occasion with bands and bars.
Some people take this race seriously, but in my humble opinion the most fun is
to be had running in a group of different abilities, laughing, joking and
helping each other all the way round.
The only issue I have with this race is the escalating price tag as it becomes
bigger and better. Long gone are the days of this being the cheapest muddy race
To summarize; if I didn't live close to this event I would travel to
participate in it.