Failure at an obstacle in a Spartan Race leads to the dreaded 30 burpees - follow this advice from Race Director Karl Allsop to give yourself the best chance of avoiding a penalty.
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Karl Allsop is the Race Director for Spartan Race UK.
The three types of Spartan Races in the UK escalate in distance, obstacle count and challenge level - the Spartan Sprint (3+ miles/20+ obstacles), the Spartan Super (8+ miles/ 25+ obstacles) and the Spartan Beast (12+ miles/ 30+ obstacles). Courses are riddled with signature obstacles: mud, barbed wire, walls, rope and fire.