"Adventure with racing OCR began in 2016. When I trained in the local crossfit club Universal Box. Together with the team we had the idea to run at night Runmagedon. For a long time it was in my mind to try your hand at this race but always lacked the courage. Password has been thrown, and there was no excuses.
The only thought which accompanied me on the grid is: what am I doing here? And why I gotten myself into in this race? However, after the start the doubts disappeared and began my adventure. I loved the mud and obstacles. Although the first wall is paralyzed me with the help of colleagues from the team I went through it and I was proud of myself. That day I moved even one of its border, namely running in total darkness. I will not hide that I hated it. After that, the same thing had gone and were running another obstacle.
For a long time I watched funpage Spartan Race and I told myself that one day I will start. Then there is information about free training in preparation for transmission. As it turned out they were not in Poznan. I decided to write to SR: why is there no such training and whether they plan to run them. Then I received the answer that the group has just formed, and the question if I would a group of people who would like to create such a group. Within a few days I was able to recruit a few people. Then I was offered I ran workouts. And here I began to doubt whether I can handle it, but they have effectively been dispelled by both the SR and the group. With each workout, I was more confident that gave the kick to new challenges and competitions.
The first course in Poznan "zaliczyliśmy" competitors (Survival Men Expert). Already at the start we have been noticed and people started to ask about our group which resulted in a good turnout in training until now.
At the beginning of my adventure with racing I treated it as fun, but with each succeeding as a competition with itself and little of others. Racing obstruction is primarily cooperation from not only friends, but also strangers to each other people. On the route you are never alone and always will be a group of people to help, to laugh and warms to fight. I will never forget how I tried to go through an obstacle made from tires, where you had to climb over them (the tires were slick with mud). When I was at the top I did not know how it go down. Suddenly my left appeared colleague, and it resulted in one sentence, that fear disappeared ;-). For what else I love racing OCR? Namely, for all those muddy guys who simply eager to help us woman, and then look with pride in their eyes as we're doing.
Gears of this type primarily give joy and so much adrenaline I needed. As a person who hates boredom in life is for me to escape from daily responsibilities. And with this, I run training I met a lot of interesting and just as crazy as I am people. You could say that I found my way in life, so I completed a course for a personal trainer and I intend to continue to educate themselves in this direction.
I invite everyone to a free training spartan in Poznan every Wednesday at. 18:30. For more info write to SRTG Poznan ... "
Ladies, see themselves as such previews have a positive impact on our world and there is nothing else to do but to join us;-)
I could not find my place. Someone previously meant that some of my "ability" has been superseded by the mind, just forgotten. I do not know if you ever had the feeling of "the cry of the soul" - a very strange sensation of pain inside, you know that something is wrong but you could not define words, and when even this occurs frequent crying and lack of confidence (so, too, so I most of his life) is only a miracle can prevent tragedy.
The fact that I have a son always gives me strength, even as it was badly (thankfully it is not), no because what you do, God will wipe away tears and enter the baby's room with a smile, right? However, I further felt that the "death of the soul" is not far. You know how important it is to support children a good word, even as they go out? They need to feel like you do not believe in, thanks to build a society sane, responsible and able to function independently of people. And when it is not, what then? Then, after a series of "beats of the soil" you come to the same old age ;-)
Rebuilding self-esteem and self-confidence takes years. Of course, the sooner "take lessons" that gives life - Well done you, but if you do not have help it's sad.
December - visit to a hairdresser friend. I'd been there many times, but this time was special. Coming out, I saw the studio, whose existence I had no preconceived notions. I stopped, and my heart killed me harder. I wrote down the phone number and left.
A month later, I dared to call. Why only then? Out of fear that someone will judge me, that can not handle me laugh.
First class. The girl asked for a drawing, in this case it was a still life. 20 years without a pencil in hand, it can be fun - I thought. It went something moved ... smile, I was praised. It's even better as a bag of cash, something that began to remove the logs from under my feet. During the workshops often I drew, but also "take" clay. Initially, the only thing I could do is bowl (the most beautiful in the world), and as far as sculpture is totally awful. After 1.5 years of my life began to take on color, personal situation has stabilized, and I successfully fought for their own mental health in an artistic way, of course;-)
Then came the moment when it blocked my imagination started with hooves.
Touching the clay, I never know what will be the end result, which is all the more amazing. My head began to open before me decks previously not available to me. Just like in the game - gain level to the corresponding key fit into certain doors or when you get in life for free. I got just a second, which was involved and this figure, and this clay.
2 years ago I moved their "toys" on the kitchen counter. Here it limits of imagination have been totally obliterated. Clay incredibly calm, acts as a session with a psychologist. I just with it will come down to us perfectly works, which translates into an interesting and unique end result. But when comes the "phase" it is like a trance, I am not, then I eat a little and drink a little (well, that I have a dog at least enlisted in the fresh air ;-) What is the best? You do not think about anything, any problems leave, calms the mind, heal the soul.
Similarly, the figure when it comes vein (and it happens every few months), then two weeks only draw at random and even sometimes on the table, because better is to eat breakfast when the counter looks you in the eye superhero or a beautiful woman unearthly beauty.
Yes, now I can say that I'm a woman of passions and it is thanks to them not crazy. To join this trash variety can also be racing in Spartan Race, and bouldering.
According to me, passion is the ability that gives you joy, satisfaction, raises adrenaline while production of serotonin. It's your destiny, that "something" what were you when you have lost faith in yourself. It needs to come and go when they want to, and only then will be preserved balance. Because remember, if you exert pressure on it - will leave and will wait until you are humility, and how I know? Because I experienced it.
Let your mind be open. Grow up and try new things, because it's the only way to development and, above all, do not let them tell you that it is not something you transmit. Fight for yourself, because life is just the sum of breaths that over the years lose their momentum. Because what you then remember? What do you tell your loved ones? As "lived for someone" and forget that you are a separate entity that has its own life and the right to choose?
"Whatever you can, or you think you can start it. Courage has the genius, power and magic." - Goethe
After a busy weekend, I admit that I dreamed about training and return to reality. I have my favorite classes in the club to which we attend with Ana and one of them is "Strength and Endurance" by Mateusz W. And as usual instructor hit the point of the exercise, because this week I decided to focus just on the buttocks. I present a set of exercises, so that he feels the buttocks to the present day, and it's probably fine :-)
As if that Ana said, every guy likes to look at a nice ass! And we girls want our ass was firm and shapely !! To work!!
I - 40s ON / OFF 20s (40-second - 20 seconds rest after each exercise)
Series x 3
1. Stride back + stride forward (still one leg for 40 seconds) + load
2. Stride back + stride in front of the other leg
3. Lifting hips with your feet on the bench
4. Skating jumps
Remember the torso and back straight with each exercise.
Stride - knee may not extend in front of the foot, the angle between the foot and the floor should be 90 degrees. Ideally perform this exercise sideways to the mirror, pay attention to your posture and adjust errors (hunched shoulders, excessive tilt to the front leg).
Lifting the hips - lie back on the mat. Hands hold straight up. Feet on the bench and lift your hips as high as only you can. Tighten your buttock muscles tight. You can stop traffic for several seconds, then return to starting position.
II - Bulgarian Split Squat (BG)
Series x 3
1. Stride BG with a dumbbell over his head 5x
2. Stride BG with a dumbbell to shoulder 5x
3. Stride BG with a dumbbell in the bottom 5x
4. Stride BG with a dumbbell overhead 5x (second hand same leg)
5. Stride BG with a dumbbell to shoulder 5x
6. Stride BG with a dumbbell at the bottom of 5x
Change legs - the same as above with the change of hands (1-6). This is one series.
The history of history and the facts are these:
September 11, 2015 was established in Debica group SRTG - Spartan Race Training Group. The group aims to prepare for the run with obstacles, not only physically but also mentally. If no one had ever had to deal with this type of physical activity may be scared. It is known fear of the unknown - understand?
Going into this group a million thoughts came along with us. We have more than 30 years, we are efficient, something also go to gym ;-) but to just run and have to something to climb / crawl / climb it ohoho.
"In my head I repaeted - Ratajos (so to call me ;-) you are afraid of mud, come on? Don't be pussy ?! In m"It was probably the best motivation I do not know if more time was to show" them "that I can do it or in spite of the fear of the new I shall cross your comfort zone. Both the Head & Shoulders has created a blend that thanks to its wonderful properties wound the me to come for training.
Spartan strength and determination, which is born from the commitment, tempers the spirit to "fight the obstacles." If you expect the bullshit me, and after me a lot to expect ;-), but certainly not that tell you a tale like this workout is cleanly, nice and pink. Is not!!!
It is hard work at which you sweat, turles new leggings, you will pant with exhaustion as after a hard night but my friend - came spartanka despite all these drawbacks is such an amazing feeling, I do not know what to call it. Hmm. I describe it as ... Imagine your everyday life, the same steps in the morning you go to work you are there 8 hours (not all of us, work is a passion), mostly sitting behind the desk, then shopping, take your child from school / daycare, etc. sometimes called. Free time you manage to "escape" out with friends or work with Chodakowska however, this is often the same pattern - boring reality in which you tell yourself that "you do not have time" for training to develop passion ... And suddenly you get the opportunity to train for free with people so different that sometimes it's funny no way for what could combine for example. Information from kindergarten? The joint training course !!!
The feeling after a workout when your body with endorphins explosion like fireworks bursting at the four corners of the world and the wide smile (we women have an unearthly ;-) when the flashback filtering course of events, their struggle for another centimeter on the line, the next step with a sack on his back and traditionally "high five" from the rest of the team in front of a group selfie ;-)
Women soften manners, bring positive energy and good mood for the team. And what's important support each other on the way to crossing the comfort zone.
SRTG Debica group that its large turnout in training also owes us spartan chicks.
I interview with a few of them (unfortunately we are not able to reach every ;-). I present to you the outline and the genesis of their adventures with SRTG DĘBICA.
Jola on a daily coach in Spiders Training Team Debica
... "Adventure SRTG Debica, began over a year ago. Why? The woman, 40+ something hard to find a place, it seems that life is over, "dying" but this does NOT need to be and is not. I am a living example of a well-started stage of my 'second' life full of passion, people known and to motivate action ... Nobody asks how old are you? We are all "equal" and not feel at all that I am one of the oldest Spartan chick. ..we are like FAMILY. I work in a nursery where I help the children with the upbringing of new generations, wonderful and wise. The motivation are my people ... "
Agnieszka - mum of 3 years Marysia
... "The training of SRTG Debica persuaded me Sebastian and Anka Spartanka. At the beginning I had a problem with it, I can not do that these obstacles overcome me and not vice versa, but with a workout in the training was getting better, and the atmosphere in the group and the number of positive freaks all the more to me spoke not to resign but to fight for yourself, your health and your daughter transmit the principles and the desire to fight to overcome obstacles in everyday life. I feel good there and thought that during the competition is close and help the more fills me with pride that trains them ... aroo "
Edyta -recepcjonistka at the fitness club / insurance agent
"... Running started with coercion, for weight reduction, health and what turned out over time, in particular, for the pleasure and sense of freedom. I remember the moment when I started to run through the woods, the fear that I'll get hurt running down the hill or a huge shortness of breath when you ran up at its peak, and again quickly convinced that once again fall in love - in running, and Spartan Race induced in me strong emotions and adrenaline, which still did not know. It is kind of addiction competition from achieving the objective and the satisfaction! .. "
Iwona - physiotherapist
"... Training with SRTG encouraged me to this activity mainly because they are on the outside and every time is a great unknown about the area, location and type of challenges. I caught the bug. When the group has developed what was cool when I met Bartek. It's fun because the merged our passion together also cheer yourself in competitions and mutually give themselves support. There are obstacles that make me overcome and this is my motivation, and every time I choose a different goal to achieve for specific occupations. We must take the first step and exit from the zone comfort and the fact that classes are out and various positive people taking part in training also deepens the relationship and encourages joint outputs in private life. in SRTG Debica feel comfortable with what is probably a fairly important element of belonging to any group of people with passion ... "
Nothing more nothing less right? And these are only a few examples from our group (the rest is embarrassing and are uncomfortable giving interviews) showing a number of common reasons to attend training SRTG. Women such a delicate creature, is not it ?? Who would have thought that the desire of adrenaline, competition or simply in this way do reset, reset emotions that from Monday to Friday on our body wreaking havoc primarily as muscle tension, to whom we give vent to your workout. (Do you think that after what we wear this bag of sand or perform a series of burpees? ... And so also to our guys is then not reprimanded how these emotions in us too much, in order to exceed the limits of our bodies (for each other ) - as well all know the sacrifices which is capable of the female body, which transformed and pain to which no one has to face.
Women - poor sex ??? And you want to bet with us that there ?? To see this we invite you to join training in preparation for racing with obstacles with a group SRTG Debica and groups SRTG in Poland - www.spartanrace.pl
High protein Spirulina, containing vitamins and chlorophyll has properties debilitating effect of hair loss. Vitamin F and nucleic acid in it acts as a supplier of oxygen to many cells throughout the body, which has a direct positive effect on the hair, skin and nails. Located also in its composition biotin has a significant impact on improving the quality of hair, nails and skin. I also recommend it in the diet of people suffering from anemia, I personally (Anka) most of his life struggling with this issue, and in situations where the "ready-made" iron from the pharmacy cause more stomach problems spirulina here is a salutary supplier of this component. It also acts as anti-inflammatory and cleansing but which for us Spartanek importantly - fantastic affects our muscles. "... Most probably, however, about the anabolic potential of spirulina tells us Sandhu study, published in 2010.
Both resistance exercise (weight training), hormones and other anabolic agents, stimulate the development of muscles and stop the loss of muscle mass, the best results, but a combination of both methods. And this issue in the context of spirulina studied Sandhu, putting together a group of 20 trainees and 20 untrained volunteers forcefully. In one group, and the other distinguished by an additional two subgroups in which the subjects received eight weeks, in addition to its permanent dietary or 2 g spirulina, or the same amount of flour as a placebo. The author, unfortunately, did not examine the effect of spirulina on muscle mass and body composition, focusing on only two qualities motor - muscle strength and strength endurance. The isometric force test, as compared to placebo on untrained volunteers who consume spirulina improved peak and average power of muscle strength and endurance - respectively - with approx. 7, 16 and 26%. However, in the same tests of strength, compared with the placebo group who are practicing, the trainee forcibly volunteers from the group with spirulina improved peak and average power of muscle strength and endurance - respectively - approx. 36, 32 and 30%.
Clearly we see that in this test model spirulina behaved like a classic anabolic agent, contributing positively to the efficiency of our muscles, especially effective in combination with strength training.
Spirulina is a rich source of protein; It contains up to 65% of valuable nutrient. We all probably know that protein is the most valuable food for muscle, because muscle tissue, after deducting the water, build mainly protein. For this reason, the protein is an essential element of sports nutrition with strength and sculpting disciplines, where the success depends on: the size and muscle strength.
The composition of spirulina protein is unique. It is composed of spirulina's protein cited above Voltarelli saw as spectacular successes feeding rats, in the context of the growth of muscle mass. Author compared in one of his work the milk protein with that of the spirulina's protein and compare this with that the second protein comprises a 9-fold, 6-fold and 9-fold more - respectively - isoleucine, leucine and valine. This is about the so-called. branched chain amino acids (BCAA), characterized by, as confirmed by many studies, strong anabolic properties.
Spirulina is also rich in essential minerals and valuable vitamins, especially vitamin C and compounds from the group of pro-vitamin A - carotenoids ... "
If, however, in terms of side effects, in the case of this alga are not present. It is completely natural, healthy and clean. Indeed, as already mentioned, it grows in water so salty that nothing is able to pollute. And that's why Spirulina is so healthy. Dear readers, you can see how wonderful product of nature is spirulina, and who of us Spartan does not want to improve their performance and increase muscle strength at a fantastically useful when gear Spartan Race.
Water and Electrolyte is important to the proper functioning of the body and the intense physical effort becomes deeper meaning and must care for her in order to avoid unnecessary problems and discomfort during and after training. The most important is water, which is an average of 55-60% of an adult's body, and its content depends on age, sex and percentage of body fat. Water at 92% is a component of blood plasma, which helps transport oxygen to the muscles and other vital organs and that gives us strength. The lungs and the brain is 80% water, so the lack causing poor concentration. Without high moisture content in the body is not possible to breathe, ingestion, excretion and the digestion of food.
The large loss of water can cause dehydration of the body and manifest in the form of:
• increased thirst
• less frequent urination (and even if we give it, it is in the dark yellow)
• dryness of the oral mucosa and tongue
• wzdętego belly
• lack of appetite
• halt perspiration
• drying of the skin
• or dizziness
Dehydration physical performance declines and deterioration of athletic performance. The shortage of water in the body slows addition, postprandial regeneration. I admit that the problem affected me, and not just once. Explaining that there was no time, and I forgot about the water before training, there is no excuse. Irrigation of the body is recommended throughout the day as well as during exercise is the most desirable, of course, but then in moderation. If you want us terribly drink it means that there is sufficient nawodniliśmy before training and body to some extent, is dehydrated and demands of water. We do not drink hectoliters at a time when only gradually supply the water to the body best small sips. Let us remember the well water after exercise. As our urine is dark or have dizziness (as above), it means that our body is deodorised and you have to deliver the best liquids in small quantities and often.
As for the electrolytes or sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium, which are fluids in our whole body, ie. In the blood plasma and tissue fluids, even in the case of trying to prevent the loss of large quantities. Electrolytes are usually lose during increased physical means, eg. On a cross-country, as well as when the body is struggling with a virus. Symptoms include general weakness, tremors and muscle spasms, high blood pressure or even fainting. Sodium helps to keep fluid in the body and to maintain body temperature. Potassium is required for the synthesis of proteins and affects the normal heart rhythm. Calcium activates the muscle contraction and affects normal bone structure. Magnesium in turn is responsible for the correct transmission of nerve impulses.
As we run a Spartan Race potassium replacement if the magnet is very important, especially against the same competition. We are saving the then-type agents: minerals in tablets, highly mineralized water naturally or with food rich in potassium and magnesium, and calcium. Not once we passed players who struggled with cramps on the route.
The demand for water and electrolytes is an individual matter and depends on the lifestyle we lead and the weather. We know the more we sweat in hot weather like this it needs to grow the same applies to exercise, the more the effort the greater the demand. Remember liquids is not only water but also tea, fruit or soup. Sports drinks are beneficial during intense efforts and long-term and after exercise, as they allow for quick loss supplement of carbohydrates, but also not exaggerate them.
And exercise or running on a "hangover"? The body at the start is dehydrated, and this is not desirable, although I admit that we sometimes :-). I would recommend whereas before and during the workout drinking still mineral water, and after training as most carbonated water (as someone so fond).
In conclusion it is not indicated:
- Too much fluid before training or start to rehydrate instead of the regular supply of fluids throughout the day
- With plenty of fluids during your workout or run because your body feels deficiencies before starting
- Too much caffeine and energy drinks, which dehydrate and leach magnesium
- Too much alcohol the day before the competition
- Running at very high temperatures.
First started racing in the area as "amateur " I didn't realize the importance of proper footwear until the first training SRTG. A lot of mud, puddles, ascents and increased risk of injury, all this had an impact on the decision to purchase the right shoes.
Where to start looking? I thought ... On the market hundreds of models praised by the manufacturers. But something always lacked. So I sat down and quietly wondered what I Anka Spartanka personally expect from this type of footwear.
I am a small woman weighing 52 kg needed shoes light, minimalist even, that the racing type Obstacle Race is likely to get wet, zabłocenie which is associated with the possibility of a slip and you know what follows ...injury. Something that would give me the lightness / agility, comfort for the foot and safety.
One day I look and what I see? Shoes ideal (ideal for women is also nice look ). By chance I found a website of the Swedish company ICEBUG. In the picture a woman in a muddy colored shoes in fuchsia model ICEBUG Acceleritas 4-L RB9X.
And here ... I love at first sight.come on? I like to look good in the mud
But weighs approx. 180 grams is ultra light which is important for: - Shorter distances where the speed and lightness is important - Long tiring journeys type Spartan Race considering that the route happens to swimming and mud "foot"
These shoes are made in the technology of Non Absorbing which ensures that rates will not be burdened with soaked shoes. It can increase its weight by up to 20% of its weight, but it is hardly noticeable.most importantly - the sole or most important element of the whole, it is important mainly due to the adhesion to the substrate when running on rough terrain on muddy / wet and slippery mountain trails. Used a mixture of gum RB9X gives about 90% more friction on difficult surfaces compared with other manufacturers and the added bonus is the fact that the sole ICEBUG no clashes during the run on asphalt !!!
The company ICEBUG are many interesting running shoes for women and men as well as with the use of so-called."Clever spikes" that adapt to the ground to provide the best possible grip.
The only downside might be the price. It dates back to the amount of about 429 zł, however, given the virtually indestructible of shoes which I am a living example as a participant Gear Spartan Race.honestly and in good conscience recommend ICEBUG.
"I wonder what kind of obstacles will be there" ?! This question often falls before the race.
As you get lucky and there are two races in one weekend like in Liberec (Beast and Sprint) someone always share his knowledge of what awaits you in front of your course but if not you will be stand and think about that;-) Unfortunately we do not have the ability of clairvoyance and our thinking no way bring us closer to knowledge about obstacles route.of course, Uncle Google and Aunt Youtube will give you a substitute for experience and visually you can ... palpable rope or the touch Monkey Bar.
However, tests on your own body, face and ass (sometimes a Spartan stretch out a helping hand or hands to help you on the wall ;-) ladies ... most recently in Tokaj as a boy he wanted to help me, that almost threw me on the other side of the slope ;-) I am light and he didn’t know me that’s obvious... so help is not to worry about Girls ;-) but everything in moderation, to the crowd to help with the obstacles it was ... ok bore me and here about something else has to be ;-)
Countdown and run ...Sprint about 20 obstacles - such a mixture of natural with those created by the organizers. This is 5+ km distance and in practice, about 7km.This relatively short section and obvious that these 20 obstacles will be virtually one after the other within a short distance of each other but this is a big plus because there is no time for just any thoughts or moments of doubt ... simply enter / runs / crawl it !! ! You have no time for wondering if you like you can think about what's for dinner or what shoes to date assume ;-)
From our own experience we know that the only thing you think when it's about what you do at the moment and the statement "counts here and now" it takes on deep meaning .Sometimes happens also that you are dissociated (quarrel lovers, mandate because as you hurry swimming in the mud that I suffered, and Mr Policeman did not understand, and even millions of blinks per minute, nothing here could (method usually works - ) and then nobody better to the way around you was not because they had heard that same fu ... ;-) well, so it goes.It is not always beautiful and charming. That is not competition at doing make-up in the field or a Sunday tea with friends.This is mud (you have it where you do not even know that it could be ;-), sweat (in Krynica on Jaworzyna Mountain could be to light the grill without the lighter, by the way barbecue, we take it to Krynica Spartan Beast 2017 and we dump on sausages - ) someone willing???
You can see, despite the difficult conditions, medications or other types of events (add what exactly you fit ;-) enter it with all your heart and obstacles to overcome as far as our possibilities.if not, and sometimes it is, something that is still not achievable for us, then what awaits us? only 30 burpees ;-) no philosophy and do you need as quickly as possible because time is running out and the medal is waiting for us ... just why women at the finish line of medals not hand muscled guys ??? ;-) I hope that this will change and Poland will set an example other countries !!!
Thoughts - such beings circulating properly around the clock at our head, and just because they play a vital functions The I present to you a few of them accompanying us from obstacles:
- Finally something is happening
- Cramps, hmm if caught (without associations, I thought about the lines)
- Wall could use a guy to help because it is slippery ... ooo, good there is one ;-)
- Focus girl !!!
- Damn Monkey Bar, right away I'm going to do Burpee
- mud, will be fun and a good shot ass well
- Wire ... good I have to be careful on the hair and leggings
Often, however, you do not think about anything, you do the obstacle and fly away.
Do we have a favorite obstacles? Yea the easiest ... well ok not always
Bags of sand and buckets of gravel are even quite pleasant, teach you divert attention from the burden of the beauty of the environment (typically mountainous areas).
Rope ... Krynica Zdroj the Beast zing in the mud pool at the rope (fast diving with even faster ascent ;-) combined with "I do not go in? I? "I went.
Flip tires, memory test, javelin throw is also quite pleasant moments that give a respite during the competition because of course you do not do it and breath calm down.
You are afraid of? Well fear is also needed .For what? then we have a more heightened senses and instinct. If so you have it you are safe from obstacles. These are the only "inanimate creations," which, as a child, unless you have given them power as the "monster from the closet" is nothing to be afraid . Namely the obstacles in life are now more real and occur virtually every day but do not give advice? You put your hands up and breaking down? Oh no!!! You fight with them, bypasses, looking for solutions. Then ask yourself. If you must overcome a real logs, and get up after the fall of the stronger what are you afraid at Spartan Race ??? Are you in? Because I do not see any obstacles ;-))))))
The creator of the Dakar Rally was a French rider Thierry Sabine. Apparently, when in 1977, lost in the desert during the rally Abidjan - Nice thought it was a great challenge for fans of driving in extreme conditions. Implementation of the idea took him a little over a year and the first Paris-Dakar rally started December 26, 1978 year.
This year's rally has started exactly on Jan. 2 and will last until January 14. 39 - editing rally held by the three South American countries: Paraguay, Bolivia and ending in Argentina. In total, players defeat about 9,000 km. With the ramps set at the presidential palace in Asuncion the capital of Paraguay rolled off 318 vehicles, including 144 motorbikes, 37 quads, 87 cars and 50 trucks. Dakar rally is the most dangerous terrain in the world. According to the organizers it will be the hardest edition of the rally.
Philippe Croizon is 44 years old from France, who takes part in this year's edition. In 1994, as a result of electric shock, he lost both legs and hands. Under the influence of a TV program about the French long-distance swimmer he began training. He swam a few hours a day, mostly in the sea, and with the assistance of the French maritime police. After some time, he has set itself the goal of crossing the English Channel, which he did in 2010, at the age of 42. He covered a distance of 34 km in less than 14 hours. This was possible after attaching special prostheses. Participation in the Dakar is his childhood dream and thanks to the technology turned out to be possible. Special joysticks combined with hydraulic actuators. Thanks to the player on the gas and brakes the left limb, and right turns. If Croizon overcome more than 9000 km, of which goes high in the mountains, part of the dunes, or other challenging terrain, it will show the world what means motto "nothing is impossible".
Noteworthy is also Albert Llovera Andorran rally driver and former alpine skier. He participated in the Olympic Games in 1984 (Sarajevo) at the age of 17 years. In 1985 he had a serious accident, after which it is paralyzed from the waist down. After the incident, he began to compete in races, first quads, then cars. Llovera more than 30 years fighting with his weaknesses, disability and even turned into an asset. Many in his place would have collapsed. However, he found a new a new passion - car rallies. Life shows how it can be unpredictable and therefore the worst thing we can do is give up. After years of persistent struggle, in 2007, he made his debut in the Dakar Rally, being a part of Team Isuzu. Then, like seven years later, said goodbye to the competition on the penultimate stage. It was not until the third attempt was successful. In 2015, as the term has passed 35. In the last edition he repeated his feat.
"I'm too ambitious to go. There is always time to do more. For many years I fought for it to have such a life as it is now "- Albert Llovera
We can not forget about the Poles in Dakar. 10. Poles dreamed of getting to the finish line in Buenos Aires and completion 39. edition of the toughest rally in the world.
Jakub Przygoński, one of the most experienced, his adventure began in 2009 and it continues to this day. Achievements to 6th place jednośladzie or 15 position in his debut drive in last year's Dakar.
Rafal Sonik, our winner of the Dakar on a quad, this edition is for him 9 performance in the rally.
Darek Rodewald, silent hero Dakar Polish mechanic. Rodewald of the Iveco team up twice stood on the highest step of the podium in South America and was once the second.
Motorcyclists: Adam Tomiczek, Kuba Piątek, Paweł Stasiaczek, Maciej Berdysz
Sebastian Rozwadowski as a pilot Litwiński driver Benediktas Vanagas
Kamil Wisniewski - quad
Michał Wrzos - mechanic trucks
Personally, I would like more couples to participate because you need to tell sth your grandchildren at bedtime. In this case, Marysia probably follow in the footsteps of their parents soon and hopefully will stand at the forefront of SR Elite Kids you with all our hearts we wish her. or tables, if necessary.