Designs sought for Limerick’s toughest obstacle course

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Singer and fitness instructor Leanne Moore braves the mud challenge. Can you create a better obstacle?
A COMPETITION has opened for a second year in a row to design an obstacle for the upcoming Adare to Survive military style challenge.

A COMPETITION has opened for a second year in a row to design an obstacle for the upcoming Adare to Survive military style challenge.

Michael Landers, managing director of eml architects, will again chair the panel of judges for the obstacle design competition, ahead of the hair-raising and electrifying run in the grounds of Clonshire Equestrian Centre on September 27.

“I was immediately taken with this design competition,” said Mr Landers. “Our designs always strive to be beautiful and user friendly. How nice for a change to design to frustrate and challenge the end user,” he said with a laugh. Limerick charity, Cliona’s Foundation, which provides financial assistance to the families of critically ill children, is the official charity partner for the third year running.

Over 2,500 competitors are expected to compete in the 7.5km obstacle course, featuring 42 naturally occurring and man-made obstacles including climbing, crawling, water and mud features. “The course is tough! There is no point in lying about it - you will get wet, cold, tired, mucky and sore but you won’t be sorry,” said organiser Ray Nash.

For details see www.adaretosurvive.com, or their Facebook page