On Sunday over 2,000 mighty Spartans tackled the obstacle course in Milton for the 2011 Spartan Sprint. The money raised went towards wounded Canadian soldiers.

 Pre-race stretchTransponder chips so that your time is automatically recordedFinding that moment of zen at the beautiful quarry before battleBring it Spartans! Aroo!One of the sponsors, Forge au RougePre-race group stretch and warm-upThe first group is offThe uphill rock climb is the first hazzardThe long course offered numerous challenges including hauling a tire up and down a hillThe first heat's leader, who just vaulted the fireWho then leapt right into the next obstacle, the barbed wire and ice. There was no stopping this Spartan!The rest of the pack wasn't far behindA little blood helps you feel alive
Sweet victory!

I have photos of the 10 a.m. first wave of Spartans in my online store if you would like a photo. They are $5 each.