Ottawa Spartan Run 2012 – Sunday June 3, 2012
The Spartan Race was on this weekend at the Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ottawa. It is a grueling 5 km race over military boot camp style obstacles, mud, rain and a few thugs to get past right before the finish line. The elite athletes do the course in around 35-40 minutes, average joe about an hour+. I had heard on this event but had never attended one personally. Awesome for the spectator and insane for the competitors, I heard more than a few muttering why they had signed up for this challenge(while up to their chins in mud). I came away after 1.5 hrs with a collection of images and a ton of mud on my gear and clothing, shoes were completely soaked and caked with mud. I would love to attend again, and deep inside of me there is a part that would like to take the challenge as well. Enjoy!