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SEASON FINALE 2017 IN SOUTH AFRICA

Dear StrongmanRunners!

in about 10 days we will have our last FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun for this season and it will be in the beautiful country side of Paarl South Africa. On october 14th there will be the second FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun in South African history – and it will be a fantastic event full of adventures and challenges for you.

South Africa offers three different distances:

  • 8 km with 16 obstacles
  • 15km with 30 obstacles and
  • 21km with a total of 34 obstacles on the fantastic track…

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LOOK BACK TO SOUTH AFRICA 2017 – LIVESTREAM

You want feel the last FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun of the 2017 season again? No problem, please check out the South African Lifestream and you will remember the great track, all obstacles, all pains, the hardest minutes of your live and the greatest relief of managing it in the end, the real and one and only success, again.

 

World Diabetes Day – How training for a StrongmanRun can reduce the risk for diabetes

Running and fitness exercises help you to overcome the original of all obstacle courses and are supposed to prevent the risk of diabetes. But how does it actually work?

There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 means there is a lack of insuline which is important to regulate the blood sugar. Type 2 is the form we are talking about: it usually comes up in later years of life due to an insuline resistence of the body cells. This way the insuline cannot transport the glucose into the cells, fat cells intensify this effect.

So how would a StrongmanRun Training help you to stay healthy in this regard? The cells of your muscles contain glucose transporters, named GLUT 4. For glucose to reach the cells, the GLUT 4 „taxi“ needs to come to the cell surface to give it a lift. This is initiated by insuline, naturally produced or injected. But also increased muscle contraction and blood circulation emphasize the supply of GLUT 4 at the cell membrane.

As running and strength excercises are important parts of the preparation, you combine two major factors for a healthy lifestyle. Running improves blood circulation, keeps the cholesterol level on target and burns fat cells efficiently. Training muscular strength helps to burn fat and sugar constantly.

So make the best out of it: KEEP TRAINING, HAVE FUN, STAY HEALTHY

ENJOY, RUN AND RECOVER – Turn the Winter Edition into a Winter Experience!

The Swiss Winter Edition in Villars-Sur-Ollon on January, 27th, 2018 is not only the first event of the FFSMR Series, it is also the only one of its kind. Apart from this, it goes downhill! Yes, exactly, the runners are taken uphill by a gondola to Roc d’Orsay, which is 1976 meters above sea level. From there they will start the race immediatly: They descend the mountain for six kilometers and turn another two laps of 4.5 kilometers in the village. All together, they will be accomplishing around 15 kilometers distance, +443 and -1088 meters of altitude and several obstacles! Check the course map to get a bigger picture of the race. Of course there will be an After-Run-Party to celebrate the HeroMoments of the race!

The surroundings of Villars-Sur-Ollon offer a great variety of activities you can enjoy with your family, friends or your partner. So you can combine the StrongmanRun experience with a weekend or short holiday full of activities or relaxation. Of course, classical winter sport activities like snowboarding, skiing, ice skating and sledging, are in their peak season. But also if you don’t ski, there is a lot more fun stuff to explore!

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FFSMR Series Testimonial: Corentin Meyer, the “Cro-Magnon”

Our FFSMR-Community knows Corentin Meyer better as the „Cro-Magnon“ or „The Stone-Age-Man“. He has already participated in 21 StrongmanRuns in different countries, always in the same costume! Enough reasons for us to choose him as one of our FFSMR Series Testimonials.

So we asked him some questions to get to know him better…

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GET DIRTY – IN ROTTERDAMS AWARDED MUD!

After a freezy start with our Winter Edition in Switzerland you can heat up your frostbites at the Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun in Rotterdam – Winter is finally over! On May, 12th and 13th you can run the main event with STRONG-12 and THE ORIGINAL and participate in the FFSMR Series.

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Get excited! The biggest FFSMR is about to come…

Hot wheels where yesterday! Hot soles are what the Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun at the Nürburgring is all about! Go BIG at Germanys super huge FFSMR, located in the awesome surrounding of a still in use racetrack – the Nürburgring! You will be part of a group of 10.000 people, just as crazy and motivated as you are. After an unforgettable start, which will remind you more of a party then an obstacle run, you can have a life time experience by overcoming the STRONG-12 with 12 km and 20 obstacles or THE ORIGINAL with 24km and 40 obstacles.  Whatever you choose, make sure you do it with the most possible fun!

Besides, the area located around the Nürburgring captivates with beautiful landscape, romantic towns and a lot more things to explore.

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Get dirty and go heavy in Wacken!

Get dirty and go heavy at the Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun in Wacken, on the 9th of June. Wacken is in Germany best known as the host of the world’s biggest Heavy Metal Festival. But instead of headbanging (feel free to do so anyway) we will make you sweat! 40 exciting obstacles, distributed over 20 km are waiting. To heavy for you? Don’t worry! We also created a STRONG-10 Run over 10km and 18 obstacles. Come and get yourself your very own HeroMoment!

Wacken, by the way, is a typical small German town, with heartful and hospitable people. But you will probably be done with visiting it in less then day. However, the surrounding has a lot to offer!

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Go FUN in Cologne!

Is it a party or is it a Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun? It’s both! Influenced by carnival, Colognes FFSMR is going to be super cool! Dressed up people, loud music and lots of water obstacles will make this run a fun experience! Celebrate with us, on the 8th of September 2018, the freshest FFSMR party at the Fühlinger See and be the winner in one of the three distances. Gigantic waterfalls, exciting swimming pools and icy lake water are waiting to be climbed and crossed by you. No matter if you choose THE ORIGINAL, the STRONG-10, or the FunRun over 6km – your Hero Moment is guaranteed!

And as you are already around, don’t miss to experience Cologne’s city vibes!

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Go high in Austria’s beautiful mountains cape

Austria’s StrongmanRun in Flachau is taking place in a stunning surrounding: Salzburgs unique mountain terrain! That imparts this very special run an exceedingly flair. To overcome the difference in altitude will force some extra effort but is likewise an extra challenge, giving you yet another Hero Moment! Unique is also the Downhill along the Hermann Maier FSI Skiworldcupline. Accompanied by a food truck festival and the legendary after race party with live music, Flachaus StrongmanRun is a worth joining and fun event!

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About us

Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun Project Team
c/o Faktor4 Event Marketing GmbH
Carlswerk, Gebäude 43
Schanzenstr. 6-20
51063 Cologne, Germany

UST-Id.: DE291009686
St.Nr.: 219/5812/2326
HRB 79216 / District court Cologne
Managing Director: Ingo Pauly

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