The Irish Athletic Commission have been reviewing the newest endurance race in the Newry area over concerns that the medals provided for participants are ‘too dangerous’ to give out.
The ‘Twin Peaks Challenge’ that is open to all athletes and other lunatics will take place on 24th June and consists of running up and down two mountains (Camlough and Slieve Gullion) for The Newry Gateway Club.
We spoke with the race organiser Colm ‘Bootsy’ Fearon who told us:
“The actual medals are the same circumference of the average dinner plate; I sent the instructions to the medal maker in inches not millimetres. But on the positive side at least you can eat your spuds off it. I am going to Amsterdam tomorrow for a training camp and that’s all, no beer, no ‘special muffins’ just training, swear to God baah.”
Meanwhile the Irish Athletic Commission told Newry Spud:
“We would encourage participants of this fucked up race to take a wheelbarrow with them to take home their medal.”
If you would like to take part in the Twin Peaks Challenge click here.