BRITAIN’S BEST GYM – THE GREAT OUTDOORS
THE WALL, CARLISLE
THIS ultra-marathon will dish up the torture by challenging you to run 69-miles through the beautiful peaks and troughs of Hadrian’s Wall country, starting at Carlisle Castle, weaving through Vindolanda, Hexham and Newburn, before ending on Newcastle’s Gateshead Millennium Bridge. June 15, 2019, ratracethewall. co.uk
QUEST WALES, SNOWDONIA
MOUNTAINS, woodland, lakes and waterfalls form your backdrop as you run, cycle and kayak across the dramatic landscape of Snowdonia, starting in beautiful Betws-y-coed. Depending on your level of fitness, there are three routes – a beginners 25km, and 42km or 53km upgrades. June 8, 2019, questadventureseries.com
TOUGH MUDDER (VARIOUS UK LOCATIONS:
THE Tough Mudder, is a famously cruel 12-mile assault course that involves tramping through ice baths, electric shocks and other grisly feats.
This year there are new Sas-style obstacles designed to push you to your limits. .
Tough Mudder run several events throughout the year; visit toughmudder.co.uk
COAST TO COAST, SCOTLAND
RUN, bike and kayak 105 miles from Nairn to the Isles of Glencoe taking in sights like Fort William (the gateway to Ben Nevis), 15th century Cawdor Castle and Loch Ness, while battling with the unforgiving terrain. Most participants camp overnight at Fort Augustus, but you can attempt the course in one day. September 14, 2019, ratracecoasttocoast.co.uk
No short cuts here, just hard slog BORED of the same old gym routine? Make the most of the UK’S breathtaking scenery, while putting your physical and mental endurance to the test, says LIZ CONNOR
Kayaking on a Scottish loch
Cycling on the Quest