The ’15 Nashville race was 5.1 miles with about 110 feet of elevation making it one of the faster courses on the Spartan circuit. This year’s course was only 4.6 miles with 270 feet of elevation change but Spartan used the course much better. Every one of the limited hills was crossed along with every creek, and usually with something heavy to carry. The event started off with a dash through the cut fields of grass and over bales of hay along the way to some 5-foot hurdles at which point the athletes started to separate out in distance. The race had the feel of a trail run till we came up to the Atlas Stone carry which further spread out athletes. Now crossing into a wooded section of the base, we were led along a game trail that twisted and turned until we came up to the bucket brigade. Last year’s bucket carry was a bit lame with athletes only having to carry their rock-filled buckets over a manmade bridge. This year Spartan stepped up their game and made competitors traverse a creek twice with a series of muddy hills all while toting the everloving buckets. Fatigue was starting to set in as we made our way to the monkey bars. The monkey bars from last year’s event were close together and easy to cross. This time, Spartan stepped up once again and used their set that had bars spaced far apart requiring you to swing from one to the other one handed. The Spartan rig was last up on this section of the course further trashing an athlete’s grip strength.
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