Iron Ram

July 16th (morning) – Cliff Lakes Tamworth B78 2DL

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About Iron Ram

IRONRAM and SUMMER RAM Run
Sunday July 16 at Cliff Lakes Watersports Centre, Tamworth B78 2DL.

 

SUNDAY MORNING

IRONRAM is an intensive obstacle sprint (1.6km) – a test of OCR strength and endurance. No weightlifting expertise needed but it will be tough

A great challenge for the ultra competitive racer but also a great personal challenge for someone just ready to give it a go!

3 rounds of 1.6km heats to get you to the FINAL

TROPHIES:
4 RACE CATEGORIES– male and female under and over 40

Don’t forget TOTALFIT trophies for the best combined Iron/Ram Run times

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL IRON RAM ENTRANTS

IRON RAM ENTRY – £40includes

personal free entry code to the afternoon Ram Run

AND free entry to the Autumn Ram Run October 7th

All entrants receive IRON RAM leisure t-shirt free and can buy

RAM RUN high tech racer Tee shirts at special price £10 on either or both Summer and Autumn race days

All entrants receive IRON RAM leisure t-shirt

IRONRAM PROGRAM
The course is 1.6km of intensive effort testing strength, speed, endurance, agility and stamina – total fitness

Round 1 – Starting 9am heats of 8 runners. Going through to round 2 will be the 80 fastest times (position in each heat does not matter)

Round 2 – 10 heats of 8 runners. Going through to round 3 will be the 40 fastest times (position in each heat does not matter)

Round 3 – Semi finals – starting 11.30am 5 heats of 8 runners. 8 fastest times go into Final. 9 -16 go into small final

 


FINALS – Small final at 12.45pm. IRON RAM FINAL – 1pm

THE SUMMER RAM RUN AT THE LIDO


1.30pm 
– WILD LAMBS RAMPAGE – see the kids and parents take on their own Iron Ram and Lido Ram combo

 

2.30pm – LIDO RAM 16km Racer and Fun Runner waves

 

3.00pm – LIDO RAM 8km Racer and Fun Runner waves

Any runner entered for the 8km race wishing to switch to the 16km Trophy race can do so on the day but preferably in advance by emailing iain@ramrun.co.uk


The 1.6km IRON RAM challenge to show if you have Iron in your body

1/- 100m Triple carry
25m there / 25m back with single 25kg weight (20kg ladies)
50m there / back with 2 x 20kg in slings (2 x 15kg ladies)
50m beer keg carry

2/- Prowler – The Long Haul
50m heavy sledge pull
50m push back

3/- Punch drunk  100m punch bag carry

4/- Cliff Lakes Obstacle hell – selected walls and rigs from the excellent Cliff Lakes OCR range

5/- Steeplechase – run down the lines of Yellow Perils and loosen up back and shoulders before 6/-

6/- The Ram’s water walk – approx. 70m, 25kg (15kg ladies) overhead carry through the water by the beach of the LIDO Lake

7/- The Ram’s INFERNO – 250m – the final intensive multifunction challenge where the lead can easily change hands several times – win or lose time!

Could you be a Superstar? Go for the TOTALFIT Trophy

Best combined times in Iron Ram and Ram Run – male/female/under40/over40

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON

The SUMMER RAM RUN at the Lido is a typical Ram Run
8km and 16km options over trails, river, lake, marsh, mud, natural obstacles, man made obstacles and the Bridge of Despair

It is a serious challenge for OCR racers and serious fun for Fun Runners. A great run for Juniors (12 –U16)

8km (1 lap) or 16km (2 laps).
Racer waves (chip timed) and Funrunners waves


TROPHIES:
4 RACE CATEGORIES – male and female under and over 40
SPECIAL RAM RUN TOTALFIT TROPHY for each category – for the best combined finish position in both races


RAM RUN ENTRY (if you do not
compete in IRON RAM)
Racers 16 km waves £40 Funrunners 16 km waves £30
Racers 8 km waves £40 Funrunners 8 km waves £30
Juniors 12 – 15 years use code JUNIOR25 for 25% discount
Wild Lambs and Rampagers £14

Earlybird entries (before May 15) – free Ram Run high tech Racers Tee shirt


THE RAM RUN AT THE LIDO Program
1.30pm – WILD LAMBS RAMPAGE – see the kids and parents take on their own Iron Ram and Lido Ram combo
2.30pm 
– LIDO RAM 16km Racer and Fun Runner waves
3.00pm 
– LIDO RAM 8km Racer and Fun Runner waves

Ram Series Video

Photo Gallery

Where is it?

Iron Ram FAQ’s

Where is Iron Ram?

Iron Ram is located at Cliff Lakes, Tamworth Road, Tamworth, Warwickshire, B78 2DL

Do you offer a season ticket?

Yes we offer a number of limited season passes. Click Season pass on the top menu to find out more

Car parking – Is there a cost?

No

Are showers available?

Normally yes, normally no cost.

Are your medals good quality?

Yes, the best.

Are the free TS really high tech TS?

Yes, they are top quality from Scimitar, leading manufacturer of tech TS for most sports.

Do we have a choice of TS colour?

TS are available at race day registration and you can select from the stock that is available – no guarantees of colour

If I am injured, can I transfer to another race or can I transfer my entry to another person?
Can Wild Lambs run under 6 years old?

Yes, but only at the total responsibility of the parent. Parent has to run as Rampager but no entry cost for his/her under 6.

What is the difference between the Wild Lambs and Rampage?

Wild Lambs are between 6 and 12 years old, Rampage is for parents and guys wanting to contribute to Rampage’s charity causes.

Do Wild Lambs and Rampages run together?

Yes, they do. Chaotic fun but also serious warm up for racers. Take a look at the film.

When will I know which wave am I in and my race number?

In some races you can register for a specific wave. In any case waves will be announced few days before race day.

Do you mail race runners packages?

No, these are handed out at race day registration.

Do you have volunteer marshals?

Yes. Ram Run marshals have their own Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/994085050654410/.

Please decide which race you wish to marshal and go to the marshals page http://ramrun.co.uk/marshals/

What do you offer marshals who volunteer?

You can choose between free future run or Ram Run Marshal sweatshirt which is individualised for each Ram Run.

The Ram Run at Stoneleigh Park was well liked so what motivated you to move on?

Two main reasons to move:-

1/ it is an expensive venue with huge set up and pull down pressures that killed it a bit for us organizers. To be viable it needs 1000+ runners at each event. We maxed out at 740.

2/ I believe in constant change and improvement. We had achieved a spectacular course that was very difficult to improve further. I think OCR runners welcome changing challenges

Well – you had brought in the formidable RamRig so could you not have developed that still further?

RamRig was a major challenge that could not really be further developed as part of a race without causing huge failures and long queues. Too many failures and too long queues are not part of Ram Runs focus. So half of RamRig is now part of our intensive obstacle training area at the gym and half is now part of INFERNO – a continuous challenge something like 250m long. A very intensive whole body fitness challenge also demanding good technique. That is what we think man made obstacles should be – very challenging but fair so runners can face the challenges feeling they have a chance

What shall I wear?

It’s going to be an obstacle race course that takes place in through the year. You will get very wet and muddy. Footwear – A lot of people choose to wear lightweight trail running shoes but if you’re worried about damaging your trainers an old pair will do.

Do I need to be a weightlifter, strong man or crossfitter to compete in Iron Ram?

No. The challenges do not require special weightlifting techniques. The challenges are balanced between these guys and good OCR competitors

 

Why do you mention Strong Men, Crossfit etc?

Because not many of these guys compete in OCR but they can be competitive in Iron Ram OCR. So can anyone with determination, strength, power, endurance, agility – the characteristics of good OCR runners, regular gym users, rugby players etc

If I enter Iron Ram but get knocked out early it is an expensive short race!

There are 4 rounds. If you are knocked out in round 1 or 2 you have free entry to LIDO RAM in the afternoon, racer or fun runner wave, your choice

If I already entered LIDO RAM with my Iron Ram 50% discount and get knocked out early ?????

In this case we refund you the difference

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