THE organisers of Reebok Spartan Race have encouraged Brits to push themselves by taking part in one of their events, after a survey revealed almost 70 per cent of people opt to shy away from a challenge, preferring the safety of setting themselves achievable goals, or no target at all.
The poll of 1,600 people also showed one in five people feel nervous or overwhelmed when presented with a test of their ability, with women 11 per cent more likely than men to let nerves take over.
Founder and CEO of Reebok Spartan Race Joe De Sena said: “While it may not come naturally to commit to something that seems out of reach, this research highlights just how important it is to push yourself; the feeling of fulfilment through achieving something you didn’t think possible will stick with you for life.
“Taking part in our races helps people build ‘obstacle immunity’ – once you’ve overcome obstacles on the course, the challenges you face in life are much more achievable.”
Go backPosted on 31st July 2015