Of course they had a the "delta" style climbs...included one that was inverted...which for some reason at this race, I was completely baffled trying to make the transition over the top. There were also long water can and sandbag carries. Both tough challenges in the heat...particularly after a long day in the sun. New (to me at least) was the sand bag itself. A two handled job that I felt made the carry quite a bit easier...which is just fine!
There were definitely some obstacles noticeably missing from the Miami course. Some of those more memorable BattleFrog obstacles were there...like the Dirty Name (which was much easier DRY)...but the 'scissor' monkey bars were not and the ramp climb at the end in Miami was modified into a ladder climb and slide at Barre. One thing that wasn't missing this time were the photos! As you can see from this post, there were several photographers out on the course...including one that cleverly took up residence under the delta ladder for some candid shots. And kudos to the photographer at the finish! Apparently he also ended up at that post for the entire day but stuck to it and delivered some great memories for the late day finishers....even going the extra mile to get a shot of me finally ringing that damn bell on the obstacle I'd been working all day!
My next stop will be the Tough Mudder in Andover, NY on August 1st. Then I'll be heading to Pittsburgh, PA for another BattleFrog. Looking forward to both, as I've never run a Tough Mudder before and I really want to see how this next BattleFrog shapes up.