This episode sees Derval O’Rourke’s Mileys from Kildare up against Donncha O’Callaghan’s Allens from Tipperary, Anna Geary’s O’Neill’s from Meath and Davy Fitzgerald’s Codys from Kilkenny
Here’s how tonight’s episode works
The four families face BACK AGAINST THE WALL with the family with the lowest combined time leaving the competition immediately. The three remaining families face FAST AND FURIOUS with the winning family going straight through to the quarter finals. This leaves the final two families to battle it out in the eliminator for one more place in the quarter finals.
EVENT ONE: BACK AGAINST THE WALL
This time trial is a test of muscle endurance that burns every muscle in the legs with the quads feeling the most serious impact from the event. The four family members must hold a seating position at a 90 degree angle with the backs firmly against the wall. . Monitored by our fitness expert Paul O’Donovan, the clock stops when they drop out of position. Each family member’s time is then added together. The family at the bottom of the leaderboard is eliminated so every second counts.
EVENT TWO: FAST & FURIOUS
Fast and Furious is a test of speed, agility and endurance. It’s a head to head 300m relay race jumping over hay bales, taking on a balance beam, rounding a barrel before sprinting back to tag in the next members of their team. Once all family members have completed their run, all four must run the the length of the course up and down and climb back into their starting position. The first family standing up on their hay bales wins the race and makes it straight through to the quarter finals.
The eliminator starts deep in the forest with each of the families jumping off hay bales before collecting a log and then running through the forest. They drop the log before facing the cargo net crawl. Then it’s on to a set of tyre obstacles that will push them to the max. Then they must sprint 200 metres through a cornfield carrying a second log. As if that wasn’t enough the ice cold plunge baths await. Once they are through that they face the Irish table. Then it’s on to our massive ramp and the family who makes it to the top of the ramp first wins the race making it through to the quarter finals.
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