THE Swanbourne Endeavour is a gutsy, grueling off-road endurance event that allows you to plunge into the wilds of Buckinghamshire – streams, woods, fields, haystacks, fire – for a cross-country endurance race that will push you to the limit and beyond. A test of determination spirit and camaraderie, but above all SPIRIT. Spirit is everything. Here are some snaps of the day; video to following over the next few weeks…but until then a big thankyou to all our runners, our generous and ever helpful marshals, not forgetting our wonderful sponsors!
For those of you who took part – FANTASTIC!!!! Your race timed chip results can be found on this link:- https://resultsbase.net/event/5948/results
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A challenge that will put fire in your belly, a smile on your face – and covers you in mud. A challenge that delivers pain, sweat, tears ad, we must stress again, mud. Not just any mud either, but some of the finest slippery, sticky, foot-sucking clay in all England.
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It’s a gutsy,
The Swanbourne Endeavour is an event for all fitness levels, but you wont find it easy. From the 4km Kids Endeavour (ages 12 to 14 years) to the slightly longer 5km adult event (min age 15 years) and the tougher 10km there is something to challenge the young and the old. Over the past 10 years, whilst raising loads of money for great causes, many have felt the accomplishment of running, climbing, crawling and dragging themselves round the course.
5km? 10km? It may not sound much, but with mud, lakes, fire and a few surprises, the course will test even the fittest and most rugged competitor.
The Swanbourne Endeavour tests your strength and courage. Whether you compete as part of a team or are running as an individual, the whole event is one of team ethos, where you help your fellow competitor even if……especially if it means you have to slow down. It’s not about clocking up record breaking times – its more about doing your best, looking out for each other and spurring on your ‘mates’ – but not forgetting to have a great time!
And what makes THE SWANBOURNE ENDEAVOUR different?
The Endeavour is eccentrically British and slightly bonkers. Make no mistake, this is a tough course, but with the good humour of the nautical theme of the Fremantle family (Fremantle was one of Nelson’s ‘Band of Brothers’) who have owned the Estate for 200 years; you can expect cannon fire, nautical characters (some possibly even French) and the odd tot of rum!
Kids: The kids course follows the 5km course (but avoids the infamous ‘Vomit Hills’ and ‘Dairy Pond’) but continues, complete with mud, barbed wire and fire pits. The run covers a distance of 4km. This is for hardy kids!