In short: Brilliant obstacle race In full: 3rd time doing Survival (2 in London, 1 in Nottingham) and I keep coming back for more obstacle fun. Honestly the 8ft wall does get easier! Thought the course was a it short this year and more of a boring run in the middle compared to last year (when there were more obstacles in the park) and the road crossing was a bit ridiculous but appreciate the organisers are constrained by location. Great race to do as a team and work together to finish in one piece. Massively bruised the next day but well worth it! Just wish the uber competitive people would start in wave 1, I got shoved, pushed over and kicked in the face by people trying to race which seemed a bit pointless (and rude!) when there were queues at some of the obstacles. It's supposed to be fun people! Other than that, really enjoyed it and have already signed up again for next year. Date of review: December 14, 2012
In short: Fun In full: A good race with some challenges for everyone. Some queuing at obstacles but that allowed for some good chats with fellow competitors. Good organiser, great atmosphere. Book an early race if you plan on racing around though to beat the busy spots. Date of review: November 16, 2012
In short: Great location for a great race and VERY fun! In full: The Survival of the Fittest events are excellent fun and brilliantly organised. The atmosphere in and around Cardiff Bay was great with lots of people out watching and cheering you on. One of the highlights of the race was running in the Millenium Stadium, although the run up the 6 flights of stairs to get into the stadium was killer after 8KM!! The only downside was seeing the 9KM marker and thinking there was only 1 to go but then passing the 10KM marker and then an 11KM marker, still knowing you've got an 8ft wall to get yourself over. Well worth it though and highly recommended!!
Top tip, register early to get the cheaper entry price as it can become pricey the closer to the event it gets. Date of review: October 8, 2012