If you go down in the woods today, you’ll find a new type of race at Nuclear Wild Forest.

After the success of the Nuclear Challenge Cup, Nuclear Phoenix brothers Andrew and Robin French have capitalized on the gap between fun races and ones aimed solely at higher-level competitors. It’s called Nuclear Surge and it’s on the 29th April 2018.

If you want to qualify for OCRWC, the European Championships or get yourself some sweet Mudstacle League posts, and aren’t afraid of a challenge, why not sign up for Nuclear Surge? 

Unashamedly not for newbies, Nuclear Surge is the first race held at Wild Forest, and whilst it uses Nuclear’s Hallowed Ground, it’s not your usual Nuclear race.

Surge is open to competitors aged 13 and up, and comprises a 3k trail run with 34 man made obstacles. It’s not going to be an easy ride, as obstacle failure carries a variety of penalties ranging from drags and carries to a new ‘Sin Bin’. It will be a fast pace and aptly named race, with waves of four heading off at 30 second intervals.

It looks to be quite the spectator sport too, because the top four finishers in the male and female categories will then battle it out for the final prizes (trophies for the top three). Other prizes include access passes to Wild Forest classes, or the Forest itself (it’s a wicked training ground).

So what’s it gonna cost you? Just £26.50 including booking fee. For that, you get chip timing (with mats at 1k intervals), tea and coffee, parking and change/wash facilities.

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There’s also a team race on the same day, Nuclear Rampage. The concept and stakes remain the same, but this time you take the race on in teams of 3. Entries for the whole team stand at £46.50. Waves of four will go off at 30-second intervals, and you’ll have to negotiate a relay handover of the timing chip before coming together for the final two obstacles.

To get yourself in shape for this nippy little number, there are classes at Wild Forest every Sunday, and though it won’t help for this race on the 29th April, they also run free time trials on the last Sunday of every month. Handy, eh?

For qualification information, check out the relevant international races: OCRWC and European Champs.

For more information, Surge is on Facebook at: Nuclear Surge.

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