Set in the heart of the spectacular Cornish countryside and featuring breath-taking views of the sea, Above and Beyond is one of Tuff Enuff’s annual endurance challenges.
Based around our infamous permanent assault course, Above and Beyond is a brutal endurance challenge of approximately 8km and 16km over a variety of terrain from mud, rock and man-made obstacles.
Incorporating over 50 of our tuffest obstacles, Above and Beyond has been designed with the help of military experts to push you to the limits, testing your strength, your nerve and your courage. Above and Beyond is the ultimate trial of physical, mental and psychological fortitude.
The 8km course is set over one lap and the 16km is set over two laps pitting you against over 100 obstacles if you dare!
There’s a wide variety of food and drink available throughout the day along with the beer tent, trade stalls and activities for families.
We have 2 races depending on how tuff you are!
Tuff Enuff 16km or 8km
Enter to compete or enter to complete!
Click here for more details on compete or complete.
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What’s included in the price?
- Race entry
- Your exclusive Above and Beyond t-shirt
- A medal for all those finishing (or making such an effort we think you deserve one anyway)
- Timing chip
- The experience of a lifetime and ultimate bragging rights
Spectators get free entry
Trade Stands – Beer Tent – Food Stalls
For more details on the race, and our events generally, click here for our FAQ.
ABOVE AND BEYOND: ANY QUESTIONS?
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR OBSTACLE RACES?
Sometimes these are accompanied with a day festival with activities for all the spectators and an evening do as well, for those who still have the strength to party.
There’ll usually always be a least a beer tent and some decent food available.
WHAT FORM DO THE RACES TAKE?
We may extend the course to take you all over the local countryside. You can see our website or Facebook page for details of upcoming events.
There may be other challenges as well. See how many times a team can get an object round the course (the object will vary but the common factor is, it will be a nightmare to transport).
We may ask you to go around the course as many times as you can and see who’s the last man or woman standing (or at least, crawling).
The options are endless and we’re always thinking up new ways to amuse/torture you.
IS IT DANGEROUS?
We’re not out to kill or maim you but our ethos is to be “Tuff”.
Our course is designed to be challenging rather than look pretty (although some of the stencil work is quite nice, our MD does all that himself you know?).
We build ‘obstacles’ not ‘rides’ (well, ok, the waterslide is pretty fun); they take physical effort, but we’re also testing nerve and courage. So you won’t find any mats under the rope climb for instance.
Without the risk it would just be a test of upper body strength; and in that case we might as well just get you to do chin ups.
That’s not what we’re about. You’ll be pushed to your limits physically, mentally and psychologically.
There will be moments when you wonder why you ever signed up for such a thing, but trust us, once you’ve survived the ordeal you’ll feel amazing. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”.
WHAT’S THIS ‘COMPETE OR COMPLETE’ THING ABOUT?
We want to make our races accessible and enjoyable for everyone. If you really want to push yourself you can enter to compete.
You’ll be timed and you must complete all obstacles and tasks.
If you just want to experience the course though you can enter to complete, you don’t have to be timed it you don’t want and you can skip obstacles that don’t take your fancy. For a complete breakdown of the rules, click here.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ENTER?
18 or older at the date of the race.
CAN I ENTER AS PART OF A TEAM?
There are many reasons to do so; building a spirit of cooperation and community,sharing the experience with friends; making new acquaintances and getting to know people better, but primarily because it works out a bit cheaper.
CAN I ENTER AS A TEAM ON MY OWN?
No, not since we spotted that loophole as a way of getting a cheaper ticket you can’t.
SO HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE IN A TEAM THEN?
That depends on whether you’re entering to complete or compete.
If you’re just entering to complete, then a team can contain anywhere between two and infinity persons.
If however you are entering to compete then a team must contain six people; your time will be calculated by reference to the last member of your team to cross the finish line.
WHAT HAPPENS THEN IF WE’RE COMPETING AND ONE OF OUR TEAM GETS INJURED?
Well if you’re competing your whole team has to finish the race, otherwise you won’t qualify I’m afraid.
There’s nothing to stop you carrying/dragging an injured team-mate with you though.
If you’ve just entered to complete however, feel free to roll the injured team-mate into a convenient ditch or somewhere, so they don’t block the course.
Leave all that “Leave no man behind” stuff to the Royal Marines.
CAN I CHANGE WHICH WAVE I’M IN SO I CAN BE WITH MY MATES?
Indeed you can.
It is a bit of a hassle admin-wise for us though and makes our MD cry, so we’d be really really grateful if you try to all enter as a team in the first place.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?
It varies for the different races.
Check the individual race information for details.
Generally though, the earlier you book the cheaper it is. There’s usually also a discount for entering as a team.
Remember, a team can consist of as few as two members, so why not get a mate to sign up as well?
WHAT DO I GET FOR MY MONEY?
The chance to enter one of our fantastic races in a spectacular location, and a T-shirt.
You’ll also get a medal if you complete the course. We may also give you the medal if you fail to complete the course but put in enough of an effort that we feel you deserve one anyway.
Be warned though, just quitting because it’s hard won’t cut it.
We expect at least a couple of hundred yards dragging yourself on bleeding stumps, that sort of thing.
WHAT FACILITIES ARE THERE ON RACE DAYS?
There’s always somewhere to park and a camping area.
We can usually muster at least a beer tent and some food stalls as well.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR THESE?
For the beer and the food? Certainly.
Parking and camping fees depend on the event and the location.
Check the individual race information for details.
There will be showers but we can’t guarantee they’ll be anything more than rudimentary.
Think less ‘Five Star Spa Hotel’ and more ‘Emergency decontamination after chemical attack’.
TUFF ENUFF SPORTS INSURANCE
We take great care to make sure everyone who takes part in Tuff Enuff has a fufilling and safe experience. However, as in any sporting activities, accidents can happen.
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