Sir Cliff Richard to Headline Total Warrior 2019

It’s with great pleasure we announce … that you have officially been April Fooled.

But hang on, while we’ve got your attention, here’s some important news we’re not joking about.

**Saturday Wave Times**

We are now at 95% capacity for Saturday 12K wave times. Fourteen of the sixteen wave times are now sold out. Our flagship event will see thousands of participants pitting themselves against 25 gruelling obstacles before heading into central Leeds for Warrior afterparties. Sign up before it’s too late, this will sell out soon.

Sign up here.

**Ultra SELL-OUT**

As of today, there are now only 9 places left in what is without a doubt our toughest event. Participants will have five hours to do as many laps, how many could you do? Again, this is your last chance to secure a 2019 entry. 

Sign up here.

**Spring Price Rise – April 18th**

The Spring Special offer ends on April 18th. Prices will be going up across the board so get signed up before then to secure your 2019 spot at the best possible price.






BTRS announced as 2019 Partner Charity

We’re delighted to announce Brain Tumour Research and Support  (BTRS) as an official partner charity for the 2019 Great Northern Mud Run.

BTRS is Yorkshire’s leading brain tumour charity dedicated to raising funds for life-changing research and patient support.

Every day, someone in Yorkshire and Humber is told that they have a brain tumour. They affect all ages and, regrettably, the lack of funding and research into the treatment of aggressive malignant brain tumours means survival rates are no better than they were 40 years ago.

Brain tumours have recently overtaken leukaemia as the most common malignancy and cause of death in people under 40, and the cure rate for most brain tumours is significantly lower than that for most other types of cancer.

BTRS wants to change these statistics, funding research into what will hopefully one day bring about a cure to brain tumours.

Already running on behalf of BTRS this year are Leeds and Manchester legal recruitment firm, Sacco Mann. They’ll be there with a troop 18.

Victoria Cavendish, of Sacco Mann, said  “A lot of people have been affected in the office recently, so we wanted to get involved with a local charity that is making a difference for people with brain tumours. We thought that Total Warrior would a great way to support BTRS as team Sacco Mann. We are slightly terrified but we are all in it to help each other reach the finish line and smash our £1500 target.”

Join the BTRS revolution and sign up to run for them today. They are offering places in the 6k or 12k or Junior TW at just £1 each on Saturday 22nd June. Click here for more information.

Yorkshire’s Best Bound for OCR Championships 2019

After securing qualifier status in 2018, Total Warrior is once again an official qualifier for the 2019 OCR World Championships, taking place in the UK in October 2019.  

The OCR World Championships are the only independent global championships for the sport of Obstacle Course Racing designed to unify, promote, and increase participation in the sport of OCR.

The cream of the Northern crop will be battling against each other in the first waves on Friday and Saturday. The top 15 across the line in each gender will qualify for their Age Group category, whilst the top 3 in each gender qualify for Pro.

As ever, we’re proud to be showcasing the North’s OCR talent, we wish them all the best.

Want to throw your hat in?  The Saturday 9.30am wave is now SOLD OUT, but there are still spaces in the Friday wave.  

Sign up now here.

Veterans at Ease raise small army for Total Warrior 2019

Total Warrior are pleased to announce Veterans at Ease (VAE) as a 2019 Partner Charity.

VAE help veterans, reservists, serving military personnel and their families deal with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and other combat stress-related issues. 

VAE was establshed in 2010 and since then they’ve helped over 260 men and women battle PTSD. Half of those who seek their support have suicidal thoughts and 35% are at actual risk of suicide. 

So far, VAE have raised a small army of over 100 entrants for the 12k Original Event on Saturday 22nd June. The money they raise will go back into the fight against PTSD, and to safeguard our most vulnerable veterans.  

Want to run for VAE? Their package includes the following:

  • Free Entry for Runners
  • Free VAE T-shirt
  • Free parking
  • Full access to the post-race party
  • Extra free beer at the Charity Tent post-race
  • For teams of 6 or more, a chance to win a VAE Total Warrior Team Trophy; awarded to your fastest warrior!  

In return for this package VAE require a minimum of £100 donation.

For more information about Veterans at Ease, and for information on how to enter, click here.

FitTribe Mothers take on Total Warrior Half

This International Woman’s Day we are celebrating the incredible women who have taken part and continue to take part in our events. It’s great to see the grit and determination which characterised Britain’s suffrage and feminist movements, is alive and well in the women who tackle our events every year. 

We recently caught up with Louise Wright. Louise runs FitTribe, a fitness group she set up specifically to address the fitness needs of pre and postnatal women. So far, 22 of her group have registered for Total Warrior’s NEW Half 6K event.

What inspired you to start FitTribe?

As a postnatal woman myself (my boys are now 4 and 18 months) I realised how little there was locally for women with regards to guided exercise that is not only safe and effective but enables them to maintain or increase their activity levels throughout pregnancy and after. 

Pregnancy and motherhood has an enormous effect on women not just physically but emotionally. Motherhood changed me dramatically. My confidence was completely knocked. Even despite being a fitness professional, when I became pregnant I suddenly felt afraid of exercise and unsure about what would be safe throughout my pregnancy and while I was recovering post birth. 

Having decided to complete a pre & post natal exercise specialism, I attended an additional pelvic floor awareness programme with the intention of providing a group exercise environment for local women. 

The FitTribe class hard at work

What services do you provide?

Mums can bring their babies and children to class so childcare is not an issue. I provide toys, distractions and I feed their babies in an effort to give deserving mothers 45 minutes in their day where THEY are the priority. 

When did you start FitTribe?

FitTribe launched last summer following my second stint of maternity leave. I was unable to return to my existing post and juggle my commitments as a wife and mother so I jumped right in hoping for the best!  Approximately 100 women have walked through my doors since then.

Why did you sign your class up to Total Warrior?

I have always wanted to complete a challenge like this, but for one reason or another, I never had the confidence to do so. Following the birth of my second child I suffered with postnatal depression.  I decided to start doing more of what scares me instead of making excuses. I have worked hard to rediscover myself and my personal interests outside of motherhood. I joined a local running club and recently completed my first half marathon (another one on the bucket list) and having seen the New Total Warrior Half event this year I decided this would be a great opportunity to get my Mummy’s involved and to work for something together. The ladies that attend my classes are super motivated, super determined and awesome company so we are thoroughly looking forward to getting dirty and completing this challenge together. The challenge has been so well received that other members of the FitTribe are joining us to complete it, we currently have a team of 22!

Is there anything you’d like to say to other women reading this right now?

If we can do it, you can do it. It’s not about your time. It’s about finishing the course with a smile on your face. See you on June 22nd! 

Louise runs her FitTribe sessions in Wetherby and Leeds. Her troop will be taking part in the Total Warrior Half 6K event. For information about her classes, please email Louise here or visit her Facebook Page.


Charlie tackles Total Warrior for YoungMinds

Mental health isn’t the easiest subject to talk about, especially when it involves young men. Statistics have it, one in seven young men aged between sixteen and twenty-four will have experienced depression and anxiety. Only a small fraction of these will seek help.

Charlie Andrews, like many, has personally struggled with mental health issues.

“I eventually hit rock bottom in my life, where I thought about harming myself.  Eventually, my mental health won the battle and at a very low point in my life, I self-harmed. I even contemplated ending my own life to make the stress and misery disappear.”

Charlie was fortunate to have the support of his family, friends and work colleagues. Not all can be as fortunate though. Due to the stigma that surrounds Mental Health, many try to carry on like normal.

Charlie will be taking part in the Total Warrior Original 12KM on Saturday 22nd June to raise money for YoungMinds. YoungMinds is one of the UK’s leading campaigning charities committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

If you would like to support Charlie, visit his Just Giving Page here.