Urban Revolution – A great success!
The first Urban Revolution Obstacle Course Race organised by GM Active was a huge success, with well over 500 participants across two race distances, 5K and 10K. The event took place on November 11th in the picturesque surroundings of Haigh Hall in Wigan.
Competitors were able to raise funds for the fantastic I Love MCR Emergency Fund, but the course was much more than just a ‘fun run’, with challenging obstacles the full length of the route including climbing walls and neck deep muddy water to wade through!
You can see more images of the day and the bravely smiling competitors battling their way through the course at AWOL Adventure – we hope it might inspire you to register your interest for next year’s event!
The Haigh Hall Urban Revolution Obstacle Course was created in partnership by Urban Attacks and GM Active as part of our campaign to raise awareness of the importance of physical fitness for residents of Greater Manchester.
It was great for Haigh Woodland Park to play host to the event, while bringing together entrants from across the Greater Manchester region to race against each other or for their own personal achievement.
Across both the 5K and 10K races, a total of 589 people ran the course, with a winning time of 22:54 set by Joel Nester in the 5K and 37:02 by Craig Brighton over the 10K route.
Many teams crossed the line together, testament to the teamwork on show on the day, including our own organisations. Although these teams were very competitive against each other, we wouldn’t expect anything less.
GM Active’s organisations are holding the event for the upcoming years with our next main event at Burrs Country Park, Bury.