Mud and rope climb - Rock Solid Race at its best.

Rock Solid Circuits in association with Rock Solid Events

Organised by 29-year-old Ashley Jardine, the Rock Solid Race has two formats, a 5k or 10k obstacle course and will be held at at Escot Park near Honiton later in the year. There will be natural obstacles, mega-man-made structures, swamps and a huge hydro-slide. The organisers warn that the challenge is not for the faint hearted.

To support the initiative the Sports Park have tweaked the Monday circuit training session, rebranding it Rock Solid Circuits. At each station participants will tackle obstacles related to the course with a choice of two fitness levels to reflect the two tiered aspect of the race. The stations have been designed by the Fitness Team in association with Rock Solid Race. Rock Solid Circuits will improve fitness in a challenging and fun class.

Ashley Jardine, Organiser of the Rock Solid race commented. “I’m really pleased to have the support of the University of Exeter. A key objective of the race is accessibility, to both men and women and people of all ages.  Often people are put off by road running to get fit, so this provides a fun alternative and should get people rock ready for the event in the spring. We want to ensure people are fit and ready so they can have maximum fun on the day.”

Martin Hewlett, Fitness Instructor said: "It's great for our customers to be able to experience a brand new class and work towards a goal. The Rock Solid Race in March 2013 will be fantastic and I am very tempted to enter myself!  Rock Solid Circuits will have options at each station to ensure everybody benefits from the class. Traditional Circuits fans will love this new class." 

Rock Solid Circuits is for everyone, Platinum members can attend as part of the membership, Standard and Gold members can attend at discounted rates with non-members also welcome.

The inaugural Rock Solid Race is taking place on March 16, 2013 at Escot Park.  Competitors can opt to run it as individuals or as teams, and challenge other teams to spice it up even more. The 5km Dash race will take in 20 obstacles including 6ft walls, giant hay stacks, swamps, tunnels, ponds and pontoons designed to push short-distance runners to the max.  Whilst the 10km event will include 30 obstacles, including the Dash course, a log carry, monkey bars, water cannon and 8ft walls as well as a few surprises.

Volunteers are being sought to help with the event. People who want work experience in the events industry are also encouraged to find out what opportunities are available. 

Date: 10 September 2012