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   Undertoad  Saturday Feb 3 05:09 PM

February 3, 2007: Extreme foot race with obstacles



debri.ru had this set which was labeled 'extreme marathon'. Since there is no further information I've decided to leave it to a weekend entry. See, these people have more exciting weekends than you.

I have only one thing to say: if I wore a thong to this thing, I would skip the barbed wire section.






















zippyt  Saturday Feb 3 05:17 PM

Lag rat could run that in her thong !!!



Cloud  Saturday Feb 3 05:38 PM

a gerbil has more exciting weekends that me, but--ye gods!



pdaoust  Saturday Feb 3 06:26 PM

All I will say is that it looks incredibly stupid, idiotic, and ill-conceived, and I want very badly to take part in it.



Cloud  Saturday Feb 3 06:34 PM

strangely, some of those people look like they're having an awful lot of fun



be-bop  Saturday Feb 3 07:07 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
strangely, some of those people look like they're having an awful lot of fun
You call that fun


milkfish  Saturday Feb 3 07:32 PM

Isn't that bin Laden in the third picture?



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Feb 3 08:11 PM

I think that Debri link would be not safe for work...... unless the ladies are suppose to show that many lips at once.

Babelfish tells me over the top of the pictures it says, "But participant- that they are contented as children. In mud, although, from the soul they were rolled".

It also told me that under the pictures says, "The respected visitor you entered to the site as the unregistered user. We recommend to you to be registered or to enter to the site under our name."



rkzenrage  Saturday Feb 3 08:46 PM

Man I wish I could still do stuff like that!



banjobob  Sunday Feb 4 12:00 AM

The name of the race is actually " Escape From The Gulag".The winner recieves a valid passport and a plane ticket to any free ,capitalist country of their choosing!The loosers of course have to go back to the camp,eat gruel ,and sew mittens for the Soviet military.



Sperlock  Sunday Feb 4 12:21 AM

Reminds me of MXC/Takeshi's Castle.



Elspode  Sunday Feb 4 10:32 AM

1. What surprises me most is not that such an event exists, but that there are apparently a great number of people who feel compelled to participate.

2. The dude crawling through the mud under the barbed wire behind Thong Guy is looking away from Thong Guy's ass, as though he had just let one rip.

3. Thong Guy is especially manly, since some of the participants are dressed for cold weather. Does he have "Go Packers" written on him somewhere in yellow and green?

4. Are we pretty sure this isn't an event strictly for Russian asylum residents?



Dypok  Sunday Feb 4 10:33 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkfish View Post
Isn't that bin Laden in the third picture?
bin Laden walks with a cane, but he does have a beard and wears a similar garment on his head, so that must be him pulling himself, without a cane, through the chest deep mud in an effort to win a foot race. Its the new fasting, all the Wahhabis are doing it.

Fourth picture reminds me of a scene from Come and See.


Trilby  Sunday Feb 4 02:04 PM

I am SO not doing that.

EVER.



rkzenrage  Sunday Feb 4 06:20 PM

Kinda' looks like a long day on the ranch...
With fewer clothes.



BrianR  Sunday Feb 4 08:37 PM

I think it will give Zippy and I flashbacks to boot camp



Gawa  Sunday Feb 4 09:13 PM

top picture caption:
WTF?...They told me it was just another wet T-shirt contest!



SPUCK  Monday Feb 5 03:50 AM

These are clearly pictures of the effort my Dad had to go thru to get to elementary school every day.



Elspode  Monday Feb 5 09:51 AM

Nope. Not extreme enough. For one thing, it isn't uphill both ways.



LabRat  Monday Feb 5 10:01 AM

Sheesh.
This is the best Iowa has to offer. *tips running hat to much crazier people*



MurMetz  Monday Feb 5 01:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode View Post
1. What surprises me most is not that such an event exists, but that there are apparently a great number of people who feel compelled to participate.

2. The dude crawling through the mud under the barbed wire behind Thong Guy is looking away from Thong Guy's ass, as though he had just let one rip.

3. Thong Guy is especially manly, since some of the participants are dressed for cold weather. Does he have "Go Packers" written on him somewhere in yellow and green?

4. Are we pretty sure this isn't an event strictly for Russian asylum residents?
Ummm, w/ regard to # 2, where would you be looking???


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 13 07:20 PM

More info;

Quote:
The Tough Guy Race is since 1986 an annually taking place event in Hindernisrennen in the proximity of the city Wolverhampton with Birmingham. Running goes to large property over 12 kilometers on a 150 hectare. There are 21 hard obstacles that must be overcome. The participants must crawl under 50 centimeters to deeply fastened Stacheldraht by the Matsch, by tunnels from a meter extent creep, under a timber bridge through in ice-cold pools dip, on 10 meters height climb, from 3 meters height rope themselves and under a Elektrozaun creep. Finally the participants must run by burning hay bundles.
Running was developed by Billy Wilson. He was in the royal infantryman Guards and sketched Trainingscamps for elite troops.
The participation fees is 70 Euro which go to different charitable federations.
To particpate in the race visit: http://www.toughguy.co.uk/home.shtml



Sundae  Wednesday Feb 14 08:34 AM

Good lord, it really is in Britain.

I promise faithfully that if any Dwellars take part in this event you can stay with me, and I'll come and cheer you on.

I might have to go and watch this summer (Tough Guy is the winter event, Nettle Warrior the summer).

Do check out the website (Bruce's post) to see the whole course. Bunch of fruitcakes the lot of them...



LabRat  Wednesday Feb 14 09:35 AM

Hmmmmm...

Since there is an offer of a place to stay...I'll offer to be the training partner/coach for anyone who wants to try this with me (someday)



rkzenrage  Wednesday Feb 14 03:20 PM

I worry about the Brits, I really do... after this and the whole Bog Swimming thing.
I mean, we did stuff like this as part of our work, but we got paid for it & bitched the whole time...



milkfish  Wednesday Feb 14 06:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by rkzenrage View Post
I worry about the Brits, I really do... after this and the whole Bog Swimming thing.
I mean, we did stuff like this as part of our work, but we got paid for it & bitched the whole time...
Even the thong part?


monster  Wednesday Feb 14 10:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LabRat View Post
Hmmmmm...

Since there is an offer of a place to stay...I'll offer to be the training partner/coach for anyone who wants to try this with me (someday)
I'd do it. One day. When I've got enough strength to hear the Wolverhampton accent again.


zippyt  Thursday Feb 15 12:04 AM

Wolverhampton accent

Can you post a sample ???



Sundae  Thursday Feb 15 06:37 AM

Frank Skinner (the one without a beard) isn't from Wolverhampton precisely, but definitely has the accent that Monster is referring to.

I quite like it




monster  Thursday Feb 15 08:21 AM

That's quite a mild version he has going there, though.......

"you come to a lot of shows -are you ashamed of it now?" is probably where it's strongest (about halfway through)



Sundae  Thursday Feb 15 08:28 AM

You're right - I've heard him broader and certainly he doesn't have the broadest accent to begin with.

It was just what I had to hand....
Not a bad starter for ten though...?



monster  Thursday Feb 15 08:51 AM



warning: pain may result from watching this "home video"



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Feb 15 09:05 AM

Is that supposed to be a Wolverhampton accent?



monster  Thursday Feb 15 09:09 AM

allegedly. It's certainly reminiscent of what you hear in the streets, but that could just be the booze and weed talking



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Feb 15 09:12 AM

You mean everyone in Wolverhampton sounds like their drunk and stoned? Christ, it must be hard to communicate with them.



monster  Thursday Feb 15 09:50 AM

Of course I was a furriner there too...



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