Total Warriors step up to the challenge for charity

Rubb Managing Director Ian Hindmoor and his wife Joanne lost someone very dear to them earlier this year. Jill Reed, a very close friend of Joanne’s, sadly passed away from breast cancer at the age of 36. Jill (pictured below right with Joanne) leaves behind a loving husband Mark, daughter Connie and son Luke. Now Ian and Joanne are taking on the Total Warrior challenge on June 28th to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.


Total Warrior is the pinnacle of obstacle racing, providing the most innovative and highest quality obstacle event in the UK. With around 30 punishing challenges provided over a 12.5KM all terrain course, Total Warrior also offers greater variety and more obstacles-per-kilometre than any other race. The Hindmoors have both been in training and Ian will be updating the Rubb blog with all their latest efforts in the run up to the event. Read all about it in his first post below…


There are now only 15 days to go until the Total Warrior Challenge.

Training needs to step up over the next two weeks to ensure we are both ready for this challenge. Mentally I feel prepared, I have only one main concern, that is making sure I don’t get stuck in any confined spaces that may happen to be part of the obstacle course.
Physically my fitness is okay, not brilliant, but I feel as though I have enough to get round the course.
Some online research (YouTube videos) have given me that extra buzz of excitement, and dread. From what I have seen there are not too many confined spaces to worry about but some rather tricky looking high walls to jump over!

Last week’s training with Transform Fitness has involved:
Friday Morning 3.2Km
Friday Night Bootcamp
Saturday AM Warrior Training at The Barn, cross country running and obstacles
Sunday Morning Strength Session at The Barn
Monday Morning 3.2km
Monday Night Bootcamp
Tuesday Morning PT, Harness Runs with a tyre up hill, cardio and upper body strength work
Wednesday Morning 5km run
Wednesday Night Bootcamp
Thursday morning PT focusing on weights (upperbody and leg strength) and cardio work (boxing)
Thursday Night “Warrior Run”. This is a 5.5 mile cross country/all-terain evening run that I have been doing every Thursday as part of a group from Transform Fitness. It’s really hard work, loads of hills, steep steep hills and the dreaded “steps of doom” (222 steps)!

My diet is not as clean or heathy as it once was, or what I need it to be, so that is my focus over the next 2 weeks, better diet and push hard on the training. That way I’m sure I will be ready for the challenge. Bring it on!

We would be very grateful if you can contribute to this cause, which is very close to our hearts.

To make a donation please visit Ian’s JustGiving page

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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