THE MAJOR SERIES
Hannah challenged herself to muddy, exhilarating fun!
iRun over 5k and 10k courses, the Major Series has been voted the UK’s most fun and friendly mud obstacle race, as Hannah Tillyer, aged 36, a housewife from London found out.
’ve run the Major series three times now and i think it’s fair to say i’m hooked! My husband and i take part in a number of events each year but the Major is the one we keep coming back to again and again.
i was a runner before i started adventure training, but was looking for a new challenge when i stumbled across the Major series back in 2013.
My husband and i both signed up as we thought it would be a fun way to keep ourselves motivated, and would make our fitness regime more interesting.
As we’re both quite sporty, the training fits around our lives quite well, as whenever he is out training so am i so it doesn’t impact on our time together.
i started doing weight training to help me get over the obstacles, as well as attending British Military Fitness classes at my local park, which have helped me per fect my leopard crawl under the barbed wire fences.
i’m not sure what i was expecting, but i certainly didn’t think i would laugh all the way round the course! There were parts that were physically challenging, especially the hills, but there was such camaraderie amongst the other participants that it helped you through the more difficult bits.
The only slight issue was when i failed to keep my bum low on a barbed wire crawl during my first race. Around 3km into the course i ripped my trousers, resulting in me having to run the remaining 7km with pretty much my entire bum on show!
i’ve now signed up for my fourth race and have even converted some of my friends to adventure racing from being couch potatoes – we’ll all be running the Major in Kent this october.
i would definitely recommend it to anyone – it makes exercise feel like fun – even if you are covered in mud by the end!