A "Spartan" is not only a member of a warrior society from ancient Greece, but also an obstacle course race, of varying distances. Obstacles include upper body challenges, carrying buckets of rocks or sandbags up and down hills, throwing spears, climbing ropes, scrambling over walls and hurdles, and many more. A Sprint is about 5 miles, a Super 8, and a Beast 13. All three in the same year are a Trifecta. If you can't do an obstacle, you have to perform 30 "burpees," a hellish combination of squat, push-up, and jump. Burpees are not fun. But the races are a blast!
Our team of Blue Mountain ski and snowboard instructors, “Shredders,” formed last spring to cross off a bucket list item and do a Sprint at our home mountain in Palmerton. Fast forward a few months and we’re looking to do a Trifecta in 2018! After worrying about the Sprint all summer (in one week it will be over, in 48 hours it will be over) I didn’t want the race to end! Signing up for the Super November 4 at Mountain Creek, New Jersey was a no-brainer and 5 of us (left to right: Jennifer, Meghan, Sheri, Sharon & Stefanie) decided to go for it.
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