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Event review: Votwo Kamikaze Obstacle

May 19, 2014 at 5:46
Posted by Rachael Woolston

We all know how a shot of the dark stuff in the morning can wake you up but just as effective is thick, cloying black mud of a laugh a minute obstacle race like Kamikaze

Tough Mudder, Nuts, Hell Down South, Spartan, here at Fitbitch we’ve done a few obstacle races between us. But this weekend 14 of us, many first time Fitbitches of the ‘I hate running’ variety took on Kamikaze Obstacle Race, in the beautiful countryside in Kent.

There have been many new contenders for the adventure racing crown, with the big American firms coming in all guns blazing, with massive fees for their races. But this small race by events company, Votwo has been running for eight years and costs under £30 per entry.

And what you get for that money is a fantastic atmosphere and lots of natural, man made obstacles, from cloying mud, to streams, lakes, hills and trail running. Our 14 strong women’s teams, and our stand alone HIIT Men, loved it.

There can be few things more enjoyable than sliding down a hillside full pelt with everyone watching on, oohing and aahing in commiseration or admiration. Like all obstacle races, this is less about the ‘race’ and more about the team and helping each other out.

Which was all the more crucial in the final stages of the race, where the built obstacles, included a 8ft sloping wall. Can’t get up? Then a hand, or five, will help.

Kamikaze may not have the big expensive obstacles of bigger, more expensive races but what they do have challenges you whether you’re a beginner or super fit. It all depends on how fast you decide to do it.

Would we do it again? We’re already signing up for our next race and you can expect a sea of purple Fitbitch vests at next year’s Kamikaze.

Find out more about what the race was like for our Dream Challenger, Bec Taylor later in the week.

If you would like to train with us for our next Obstacle race on Saturday August 30th in Surrey, please get in touch. We have negotiated a discount for our team entry. To join our group at the event, follow this link here. We are all entering the 7k lap at 12.40am wave, the only time available. Please email us direct for the discount code.



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Obstacle Training Camp, starts Monday 31st March

March 9, 2014 at 7:38
Posted by Rachael Woolston


Bored of your current gym routine or workout? Want to be inspired and part of a fitness camp that will provide you with not just a workout but an exhilarating, life affirming adventure every morning before work? Then DON’T miss our Obstacle Performance Training Camp starting 31st March.

This is the third year that we have run our hugely popular obstacle camps. In these camps you can expect to build the strength, stamina and fearlessness to climb, throw, carry, crawl and even swim.

It is ideally suited to those who are training for an obstacle race such as Tough Mudder, Spartan, Warrior, Nuts or any other of the current crop of races with obstacles.

Our obstacle camps are NOT for beginners to exercise. But for anyone else who is looking for something a little bit different from the norm, DO not miss your chance of signing up to our Obstacle Camp.

Adventure. Inspiration. Strength. Live bravely.

Early bird deal of £20 off if you book before midnight March 14th.

We have a crew of 15 women taking part in Tough Mudder this year as part of our Dream Challenge 2014 series. You can sponsor their efforts, all money to Martletts Hospice here.

All sessions last one hour and you can choose from a 6am or 7am camp. As part of our Performance Brand, this is open to men and women. No time to train with us? Take some tips from our How to Train for an obstacle Camp

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Performance Obstacle Training Camp, Brighton&Hove Sept 9 – Oct 3 6am/7am

June 22, 2013 at 4:46
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Running in Brighton’ Warrior’s Dash race, or another obstacle race? Or do you just fancy a unique, fun way of training?

Then you’ll want to do this camp to get you in shape. Want to know more ? Hover your cursor over the camp title on our Timetable.  Book by 26th August for our early bird deal!

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