As you know here at True Protein headquarters we have become the official nutrition partner of Spartan Race Australia! We were all really stoked to become partners and more so participate at the last Spartan Race in Picton, NSW.
To be honest, some of the team were hesitant and some declared they wouldn’t be able to do it and to be fair, based on the videos we watched it did look like a grueling experience! Although the majority of us lead a healthy lifestyle and work out regularly, some of us (me included!) were a bit worried about our ability to finish the Spartan race. However, we managed to pull the team together and rounded up a True Spartan wave of roughly 30-40 Spartans.
Well, it was quite challenging at times and sometimes even painful but most of all it was an amazing experience! We all surprised ourselves as to how much we could accomplish especially as a team! This is the greatest takeaway – working together and encouraging each other as a team allowed all of us, even those not as prepared, to complete the race. It might not have been everyone’s ideal race time but all crossing that finish line together felt like a sweet victory for all.
The most surprising thing about the race was how much fun it was (despite the mud!) and what a great team building exercise it turned out to be. We would highly recommend it anyone looking to try something new and push themselves to the next level of fitness.
Here is what some of our team members had to say about the race.
“I was a bit nervous before the race knowing what my weaknesses were in fitness but I have to say I had so much fun throughout the race! There were a few moments of discomfort but more moments of laughing at myself and moments where I was astonished I could complete so many obstacles. I would do it again for sure!”- Monique
“Any nerves that festered on the drive down quickly disappeared once we arrived in the community atmosphere of the festival area. The race was enjoyable and it was a great opportunity to push myself to the next level in the true spartan environment. Despite the cuts, bruises and sore muscles, I'll definitely be racing again.“- Will
“I had no idea what I was in for with Spartan, deliberately choosing not to find out. Despite not training for the event, I found the course to be a mixture of both fun and challenging obstacles. My attitude was to just ‘give it a go’ and I had a great time doing it. The course was longer, muddier and more physically demanding than I could ever have imagined but the team spirit on the day was fantastic and I finished with a real sense of achievement.” - Vanessa