Caught on camera on the obstacles that resp. caused us the most problems - and not in our most attractive state, but that is Survival Run for you 😁. The struggle is real.
Gunnor's Struggle (moving across two beams by shuffling along with a stick) has been fine when the beams are smooth and allow sliding of the stick, but once the beams are rough or wet and one can't slide, but has to make an "arm jump", I have problems. I S.U.C.K. at any sort of pullups movement.
Failed my first try, as pictured above. Tried the mixed grip but ended up leading too much with one hand and fell off!
Thought about it for a second and then turned respective hand the other way around... and then it was fine! Almost easy.
(BUT, had this obstacle still had the step up, that it had 2017, I doubt I would have made it).
Here's the thing though; I have almost refused to train this obstacle because I don't like being bad at stuff. It's so childish, and so fecking stupid.
Fortunately for me, most of the time I find some inner strength during races, and solve the problems once faced with them. That's what I had hoped I'd do with Stairway to Heaven at OCRWC, but there it's an actual lack of strength... so I seriously need to stop beijg such a baby, and start training those muscle groups.
Fred struggled with the Twigs. Big time.
Man, I admire his stubbornness. He got within 10cm of goal 3 times just before falling off. His arms were trembling, his shins bleeding. In the end he got some sound advice from a pole dancer acquaintance, he cleared the obstacle by the skin of his teeth.
Great obstacles. Epic race. I truly recommend trying the @hangonrun .