Dubliners take on a Sandstorm
6th Sept 2014: Today at Dollymount Strand, SPIN 1038 introduced exercise eager Dubliners to SANDSTORM, a brand new endurance race designed to test all limits!
This unique event, a 5km obstacle competition, was the very first of its kind to be held in Ireland, consisting of multiple course challenges such as a tyre mound, a pyramid, an eight-foot wall, and a Slip and Slide, guaranteeing a very tough race for participants. Runners have been signing up in their droves for the past 6 weeks with capacity being reached just three weeks in. Over 500 runners participated in this unique event entering both as individuals and as part of a teams.
Indeed Spin’s own presenter Becki Miller, along with new recruits, Daniella Moyles and Cormac Moore were on hand to keep the crowd entertained before race start and later joining themselves in to set the pace when the siren went off at 12 noon.
Speaking about SANDSTORM, CEO of SPIN1038 Jamie Crawford said, “Our research shows that health and fitness is a huge part of the Spin 1038 audience lifestyle. We wanted to create a unique and fun event to encourage community participation while also challenging people to get fit and have fun and so SANDSTORM was born. We were delighted witht he success of today’s event and look forward to making next year’s event even bigger!”
Adrenaline junkies were put through their paces with obstacles such as tyre mounds, rope ladders, up and under and over bars, trench tunnels, and a 16ft wall which made for a gruelling course, only to end on a easy note with a water soaked slip and slide.
Cash prizes were won on the day for fastest individual finishers and fastest group. Karl Roche was fastest male with an impressive time of 14.53, while fastest female was Jayne Prendergast who crossed the line with a time of 18.47. Fastest group was led by Eoin Shiels with an impressive average pace of 15.52. Full list of winners times can be viewed on www.spin1038.com/sandstorm.
For more information contact:
Kathryn Ryan, Marketing Manager, Spin 1038
E: firstname.lastname@example.org DL: 01 6564603