Urban Revolution, Salford Quays 2018 Race Review (With Video)

Urban Revolution is a relatively new Obstacle Race series based in the Greater Manchester with two venues – Haigh Hall in Wigan and Salford Quays.

What did I think to the Urban Revolution Salford Quays? Absolutely loved it!

  • Great varied obstacles including tunnels, hurdles, walls and of course, the signature obstacle – Take Off, possibly the best slide in OCR
  • Fantastic urban course around Salford Quays and great use of the (very clean) water by taking a dip three times
  • A lot of marshals to ensure you didn’t get lost en route
  • Great value – around £30 for the race which included bag drop, water and medal.
  • Awesome looking medal

Urban Revolution Salford Quays 2018 Wil Chung Medal

Want more detail?

Watch the video (filmed with my new CrossTour Action Cam) below which gives you more detail about my thoughts and a replay of the race (skip to 4 minutes). By the way – this is my first video review – so any feedback (critical or otherwise) is very welcome. Please email me wil (at) wilchung.co.uk or DM via instagram @wil.i.can

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Urban Revolution Salford Quays 2018 Wil Chung Take Off

This is “Take Off” possibly one of the best slides in the UK. A cargo net climb to the top (around 10m high I would guess? Then a short vertical drop before the kick into the air into water.


Urban Revolution Salford Quays 2018 Wil Chung Flying Monkey Bars

Urban Revolution also brings some more “technical” obstacles to the course including Monkey bars and Flying Monkey bars. Essentially bars place further apart in which you have to swing and leap from one bar to the other. These ones aren’t too far apart so for those with a longer arm span, they could reach without the leap. I’m too short so got to play and do it properly!

Race Kit

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