England 2003 Rugby World Cup heroes Mike Tindall, Will Greenwood and Neil Back are getting back together to take part in a brand new Wolf Run obstacle challenge at Pippingford Park, East Sussex on Saturday April 28. The Wolf Run is a 10k off-road obstacle challenge featuring a series of 25-30 man-made and natural obstacles, requiring groups to work as a team or a lone wolf to navigate the course successfully.
To celebrate the new event, the three Rugby World Cup winners will be running shoulder-to-shoulder with Saturday runners and providing a helping hand to tackle the famous Wolf Run obstacles.
Ahead of the event, The Wolf Run put Mike, Will and Neil through their paces in the infamous Mud Sucker obstacle, to give them a taste of what to expect on April 28. To view the video, click here.
To encourage people to get their own Wolf Packs back together, The Wolf Run is offering a buy-four-places-get-one-free deal for the East Sussex event in Ashdown Forest.
Commenting on the challenge ahead of them, Mike Tindall said: “It’s great to have an excuse to get back together with Will and Neil – we definitely don’t do it enough. We occasionally bump into each other at England matches but in terms of doing something together that is a completely social and pre-arranged gathering, it just doesn’t happen.
“As a team back in 2003, it was the team spirit, dogged determination, dedication and unbelievable camaraderie that set us apart from the other teams. I knew that no matter who stood to my left or my right, I could 100% rely on them to get the job done. It’s 15 years this year since that unbelievable evening but I have no doubt we’ll still have the same togetherness and teamwork. We’ll have to put that to good use to get us through The Wolf Run and we look forward to helping as many people as we can around the course.”
Wolf Run Director Charlie Moreton commented: “We are thrilled to have Mike, Will and Neil on board. It will be awesome to see them working as a team again as they tackle The Wolf Run together. It’s also an exciting opportunity for our runners at Pippingford Park on the April 28 to take on the course with these rugby legends.
“Our aim is to encourage people to use The Wolf Run as an event to get back together with friends they might not see in person as much as they’d like. The beauty of Wolf Run is that it is open to all abilities and requires a real team spirit to get around – making it perfect for a group of friends.”
Moreton continues: “Ashdown Forest offers the perfect wild landscape just 30 miles from central London. The venue is no stranger to obstacle racing as it has hosted the UK Obstacle Course Racing championship finals and been a military training area since the 1930s. The combination of open hills and intricate wooded valleys make it perfect for a Wolf Run event, with lots of mud and water.”
For more information on the new Spring Wolf Run and to join Mike Tindall, Will Greenwood and Neil Back at Pippingford Park, East Sussex visit – www.thewolfrun.com
Why run off-road?
Off-road running is becoming increasingly popular and justifiably so – getting off the pavements and treadmills into interesting, challenging terrain is amazingly good for you physically and mentally. We are often asked how we are different from the other obstacle/trail/mud runs: the answer is that we combine the best features of all three types of run!
Our courses are a unique mix of great running trails across open ground and through woodland. There are a series of physical challenges using man-made obstacles with the run course also featuring a huge number of nature’s finest obstacles, from lake swims to mud pits, fallen trees, boggy ground, ditches, hills and dense foliage, making the run more organic and recreating a natural, wild run. Every step will test you mentally and physically, taking you back to a primal, instinctive way of running in raw, challenging terrain.
The design of our obstacles is also overseen by a fitness professional with a Masters in Sports Science and years of experience in functional fitness training. This ensures that your entire body is challenged by the design of our course, providing an excellent all-body workout that will leave you fitter, stronger and more confident.