RYSE Gladiators Challenge 2018 – Semenyih & Sunway
Obstacle Course Races are extremely thrilling and action-packed events, where you must crawl, jump, climb, hop, lift your way along a course/circuit peppered with obstacles which are designed to test your Agility, Power, Speed and overall Fitness Level. If done right, it’s Challenging, Fun and Satisfying!
I was excited to be invited by Race Director Maria Wong as a Special Guest to test out this new obstacle course circuit at three different dates and venues.
So, here are my highlights (including Commentaries, Photos & Videos) of Malaysia’s First Ever Intervarsity Obstacle Circuit Race….and if you want to test your physical skills, I have great news for you! RYSE is offering 20% discount exclusively to Friends of Happy Runner! Find out how you can grab your discounted race tickets below..!!
3 UNIVERSITIES & 3 TIME TRIALS
The time trials to select the fastest OCR students to represent their respective universities were conducted at INTI International University (Nilai), University of Nottingham (Semenyih) & Sunway University (Sunway) which I have categorised below as Heat 3, Heat 2 & Heat 1 respectively.
9 QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS & RELAY TEAMS; ONLY 1 CHAMPION
During the qualifying rounds, the Top 3 FASTEST Individuals & Relay Teams from each University will automatically qualify for The Finals.
👉Event | RYSE Gladiators Challenge 2018
⏱️Official Timing | SEIKO by @innotex_scsb
NEWEST OBSTACLE COURSE
11 OBSTACLES➡️Hop & Duck ➡️Revenger➡️ Zig-Zag Wall ➡️ Infinity Wall➡️ Cargo Net Descend➡️ Spidey Playground ➡️ Hulk Tyre Flip➡️ Balance Bridge➡️Mario Jump➡️ Cliff Hanger
🇲🇾Malaysia’s First…⚡RYSE GLADIATORS 2018 InterVarsity Obstacle Circuit Race🏃
3️⃣ Universities➡️3 Teams➡️ 3 Locations ➡️3 Heats▶️ONE Champion🏆 💪Challengers ✓INTI International University ✓Sunway University ✓University of Nottinghamshire⭐
💥FINALS – 21 April 2018, 9AM FINALS & 4PM OPEN DAY
More event info & TO REGISTER ➡️https://www.ryseaboveall.com
☀️HEAT 3 SELECTIONS
Date | 13~14 April 2018
Venue | Sunway University
My Time: 3:45 (including 60 seconds penalty for trying to be too ambitious at the Cliffhanger 🤣
My Review – This 3rd venue was unique compared to the earlier two locations because it was a COVERED outdoor space which was SMALLER but it felt CLOSER to a Gladiator Arena because the participants will feel and hear the presence of the spectators close-up and even at the overhead balconies. Moreover, at Sunway University, the positions of the Zig-Zag Wall and the Mario Jump were switched with each other. Despite this minor change, I was on my way to a personal sub-3 minute best time, until an untested move at the last Cliffhanger obstacle costed me a 60 seconds penalty. Still, I was pleased with my overall performance because my skills and speed can definitely improve further with more practices.
📹Watch The Action!
➡️ My Time https://youtu.be/k6-ZWPiq3lY
➡️ Solo Run https://youtu.be/Eu9-wpVbxKU
➡️ Team Relay https://youtu.be/noeDTOo1Vhg
➡️ Never Give Up https://youtu.be/GL8_EXc5WDo
📸Photos from Sunway
☀️HEAT 2 SELECTIONS…
Date | 1~2 March 2018
Venue | University of Nottingham, Semenyih
My Time: 3:34
My Review – With lush Broga Hill in the background, University of Nottingham boasts a beautiful campus with modern design. The race venue was located at the outdoor basketball courts of their Sports Centre.
Being my second test run, I was more prepared and ready to take on the obstacle circuit. My key objective was to complete the circuit without any time penalty. Fortunately, I did just that, and I was elated with my significant improvement of 1min 44sec finish time.
📹Watch The Action!
💥 Best Video by RYSE https://youtu.be/uC3tnBx1y5w
➡️ My Personal Best https://youtu.be/THnCHocLPLQ
➡️ The Cliffhanger https://youtu.be/Au6S4ahqxhk
➡️ Balance Bridge & Mario Jump https://youtu.be/MIYDTyamp-o
➡️ Monkey Swing https://youtu.be/GqN7I1z8Iq8
➡️ Hulk Flip https://youtu.be/W9y2IEQB5Ew
➡️ Spidey Playground https://youtu.be/0CdepgQUq6I
➡️ Infinity Wall https://youtu.be/k0NRxuFRYXI
➡️ Zig-Zag Wall https://youtu.be/4aKm815TzTE
➡️ Over, Under & Thru https://youtu.be/mJgeF_FzcKA
➡️ At Start Line https://youtu.be/dRzSqMBHV_o
➡️ RYSE Gladiator Raymond https://youtu.be/g0DXvTc6BOw
➡️ Female Contestant https://youtu.be/o_HBuA7sfKQ
➡️ Gladiators Never Quit https://youtu.be/3n9XFGFVSGA
📸Photos from Semenyih
☀️HEAT 1 SELECTIONS… INTI International University on 16-18/Mar 2018.
My First RYSE GLADIATORS
My Time | 5:18 (including 60 seconds penalty for failing Zig-Zag Wall).
⭐my action video courtesy of RYSE https://youtu.be/uC3tnBx1y5w⭐
✍️ my full INTI report https://gusghani.com/2018/03/31/ryse-to-the-challenge-by-happy-runner/
🎉3 LUCKY CONTEST WINNERS
Congrats AHMAD, SHAMSUL & SOORYA on winning race slots to the inaugural RYSE GLADIATORS CHALLENGE at University of Nottingham on 21 April 2018, Open Day (4pm).
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