They are called Strong Man Run, Spartan Race, Xletix Challenge, Tough Mudder, Strong Viking, or [insert any other heroic name]. What most of those obstacle course races (OCR) have in common, is a lot of mud, mean obstacles and painful challenges.
The Strong Viking race in its’ hills edition was my fourth experience of an OCR. After participating in 2015 on the 7 km track, I decided to challenge myself with 13 km this time, many obstacles and a lot of ups and downs in the hills of the “Bergisches Land” close to Cologne.
As it was raining for days previous to the race, we had a free mud-update as well.