Mum takes eight-year-old boy to war… and he loves it!

No, not a real war. I’m talking about the Warrior Adrenaline Race (WAR) held recently at Woodhall Estate, just three miles north of Hertford.


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WAR is a unique obstacle challenge course, set over 5K, 10K and 20K, featuring slides, tunnels, rope climbs, water and mud – lots of mud!

My wife has taken part in these races for a few years now and thought our son might like to have a go since he was now at the right age to participate.

He was up for the challenge, and so the both of them entered the 5K Family race. On a glorious Saturday morning in the middle of a large field the two of them got into they’re running gear, applied the cammo face paint and went off to WAR!

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I on the other hand had a camera in one hand and a rather heavy backpack on my shoulders. I was going to try and follow them as best I could around the meandering course without a map to navigate the route and a lot of my own obstacles to overcome.

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I managed to keep up and track them down for about a quarter of the course and got some great action shots of them attacking the obstacles on the way.

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Both of them managed to complete the 5K in a very respectable time and want to sign up again for the September WAR games – this time with daddy!

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So it looks like I’ll be putting down my heavy guns for the more agile GoPro, dawning some running gear, applying the cammo face paint and head on into combat with the family in September – watch this space.


Camera gear:
Canon EOS 5d Mark IV
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens

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