Result of the Spartan BEAST in Niigata-Pref, Japan on Sep.15, 2019


About 1 month passed when Spartan BEAST was held in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. This BEAST race was held in Japan for the first time. Total distance was not far comparing to full marathon (26.2 miles), but this race was very hard..

Access

GALA Yuzawa Snow resort
TEL: 025-785-6543

I got on the express train from Tokyo station, and went to Echigo-Yuzawa Station. Nearest station was GALA Yuzawa station, but I walked to the race venue from Echigo -Yuzawa station.

In the past, I came here to play ski.
But Sep. 15 was Spartan race, so GALA Yuzawa Ski resort was different compared to usual. That was very funny.

Course Map

There is a feature as ski resort. At first, we have to go up the mountain by our legs. Usually, we use lift when we play ski. But this is Spartan Race, so needless to say, we are prohibited to use lift…lol
Even top athletes, they didn’t run to think this long race.

30 obstacles and my result

  1. OUT : Clear
  2. Hurdles : Clear
  3. Slip Wall : Clear
  4. Z Wall : Clear
  5. Atlas Carry : Clear. I cleared this for the first time.
  6. Monkey Bars : NG
  7. 6Ft Wall :Clear
  8. Hercules Hoist : NG
  9. Vertical Cargo : Clear
  10. Rope Climb : NG
  11. Spear Throw : NG
  12. Jerry Can Carry : Clear
  13. Armer : Clear
  14. Barb Wire Crawl 1 : Clear
  15. Olympus : NG
  16. Stairway to Sparta : Clear
  17. Bender : NG
  18. Tyrolean Traverse : NG
  19. Twister : NG
  20. 8Ft Wall : NG
  21. 7Ft Wall : NG
  22. A Frame Cargo : Clear
  23. Sandbag Carry : Clear
  24. Barb Wire Crawl 2 : Clear
  25. Dunk Wall : Clear
  26. Bucket Carry : Clear
  27. Plate Drag : NG
  28. Inverted Wall : NG
  29. Multi-Rig : NG
  30. Fire Jump : Clear

    I was NOT good about my condition, I was getting to lost both arms power… 

Spots near the race venue

I manage to be a finisher of this race. And then I went to hot spring because there was no shower room which we can use at the race venue.

Hot spring information

I choose the nearest hot spring from the race venue. It’s “Yamano-yu”

“Yamano-yu”
Open: 6:00 am- 9:00 pm
Holiday: everyTuesday 
TEL: 025-784-2246
Price: Adult 500 yen, Child 300 yen
Parking: OK

Foods & Beer

After our bath, I celebrated to have become finishers with my friend by beer. Food restaurants is collected near the station, so we went to Echigo-Yuzawa Station. The restaurant we used is following.

“Uonuma-no-hatake”
Open: 11:00 am- 7:00 pm
Holiday: None
TEL: 025-785-2080
Smoking: NG
Parking: OK

Before participating in the next spartan race, I need more training! 🙁