When an opportunity to train with Spartan founder Joe De Sena arises you can’t turn it down, so when the alert went out that there was a Spartan Takeover happening in London and the big man himself would be there I was all ears. Making the necessary schedule changes to ensure I could attend I headed up with longtime friend and fellow Spartan James. The meet point was Marble Arch, as we arrived and the typical London rain trickled upon us the Spartans arrived one by one. “Hey you, you look like a guy that gets things done! Get everyone over here” Joe commands me, I guess thats a compliment right? So with that I gathered the troops ready for the workout, today it was going to be led by Marc Trussell and we weren’t here to mess around. With a workout that consisted of many stretches, holds, loads of burpees and of course some monkey lovers it was good fun but gave a nice burn. The resounding feeling of the day and the the reason Spartan Race is a cut above the rest is simple….COMMUNITY! WE ARE SPARTANS!