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Super Sufferfests

The Guide 2 Surrey 11/01/2017 Staff Writer Are you a glutton for punishment looking for a challenge this year? Get yourself in gear and power on towards that goal you set yourself...and try not to get stuck in the mud...There are those for whom a full or half marathon feels no more challenging than a brisk walk in the park. Not for them the gentle padding of a run-of-the-mill 10k; a real challenge consists of pushing themselves over obstacles both man-made and wild, through lashing wind, rain and mud. Lots of mud. The rise of the ‘Sufferfest’ over the last few years caters for every extreme fitness challenger, and Surrey’s not short of opportunities to break yourself in new and ‘fun’ ways.   FITSTUFF G3 SERIES7th, 21st January & 4th February / Newlands Corner, Drove Road, Guildford Type of Course: Circular Length:  5km, 10km, 15km Toughness Factor: Tough to Very Tough AAT events’ G3 runs invite daring runners to take on an escalating series of distances, but if you can only do one, then you’ll find at least one to suit your ability. And if you can...

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