The first ever Warrior Assault obstacle course race at Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of The National Water Sports Centre has been hailed a big hit with over 800 people of all ages taking part, and almost 300 Warriors already booking again for next year’s event.
Warrior Assault consists of over 40 obstacles, including the 3-storey super-slide, ‘Take Off’ and with 5km and 10km courses, plus a special 1km route for kids aged 4-11 years old, the race attracted all sectors of the local community, as well as people from further afield, who all wanted to be at the first ever event.
Jack Garner, Contract Manager for Holme Pierrepont Country Park said:
“The feedback we’ve had from our first ever Obstacle Course Mud Run has been extremely positive. Our Warriors have told us how much they loved the friendly atmosphere on the day, which was really important to us as we had so many groups of friends, families and children taking part.
We were also proud to host a special teen qualifying wave for the OCR (Obstacle Course Race) World Championships taking place in London later on this year, which saw 8 teenagers qualify to compete in this event.”
Brian Taylor, Chairman of the Holme Pierrepont Leisure Trust, which runs the country park on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, said:
“It’s great to see Holme Pierrepont add to its list of successful events. We’ve got the Open Weekend, Paddle in the Park and we can now add to that Warrior Assault.
Seeing so many different age groups represented on the day was heartening to see. We’re always keen to get as many sectors of the community active and non-traditional sports like obstacle course racing have the kind of mass appeal.”