Speedo Warrior turns 70

Our Warriors come in all shapes, sizes and ages.

Meet John Lavender, aka Speedo Warrior. A familiar face at Total Warrior events, and absolute proof that it’s never too late to take the jump … and hit the mud.

John started running in the early 90’s but didn’t take part in an OCR until 2014. Since then he’s completed both the Shap and Leeds courses and this year, aged 70, he’ll be at the start line of the Great Northern Mud Run once again. Here’s his bio:


Profession: Specialist Retail Worker at #NorthernRunner Newcastle 

First Warrior Event: Leeds 2015 

Favorite Obstacle: Human BBQ

2022 Goals: To survive everything that gets thrown at me. 

Words of widsom: “Failing is acceptable as long as you learn from it.”

Nickname: #Speedowarrior 

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