TRIBAL CLASH 2017: Saturday 2nd September Events



EQUIPMENT: 6 HANDLED SLOSH LOG (weight apprx 50kg)


Athletes start lying behind the start line. On go all 6 athletes must swing from one side of the rig to the other using the rope. If any athlete fails to complete the rope swing and touches the sand inside the rig, they must return to the back of the queue to try again. Once the whole team has crossed they may advance to the six handled slosh log.  The slosh log must be transported around the beach without the slosh log touching the ground. There will be a 20 second time penalty if the log touches the ground. The team completes two (2) laps around a marked course on the beach, traversing over and under a number of obstacles. Athletes may swap positions when they require.  There is NO requirement for all athletes to be touching the log.  When the teams return to the lane the log must be returned to the start position. The team must all successfully swing back to behind the finish line using the rope before the time stops.





All athletes start lying down behind baseline. On GO the first 90 second window opens and one female/male pair must pass over the up n’ over beam as a buy-in. Unassisted 1 time over, assisted 3 times over. Once over the beam the female lifts the 42kg stone and the male lifts the 66kg stone to make 5 synchro lifts to shoulder height. After 5 synchro reps the pair can then move onto the next stone:  52kg for the female, 77kg for the male and complete 3 synchro lifts. Once the 8 reps are done the pair can move back to the 42kg/66kg ball and begin the 5 synchro reps again, and so on, until their 90 seconds is up. The pair then tags the next pair of athletes. Each pair completes three (3) 90 second intervals





On 3-2-1 GO the athletes they proceed to the paddle board and the paddles. The teams then complete a lap that starts and finishes on the beach, returning the SUP to the start position with all 6 paddles on the board finishing under the rig.  Time stops when last team member crosses the baseline.






A trail run on mixed terrain of approximately 5km. Within the 5km run, there will be a 100m sprint section which is timed and scored separately. The 100m sprint section will be clearly marked along the course.

Tribal Kitchen: Fuelling your workouts all weekend!

This year we are offering you delicious fast athlete friendly food from our own Tribal Kitchen. You will find Elaine and her team in the giant tipi serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as yummy snacks to grab in between. Here is what is available this weekend:

FRIDAY LUNCH, from noon until dinner time

Pulled Vietnamese Pork served in a brioche bap, or as a salad

Veggie spicy bean Patty

with Asian Coleslaw, crisp green salad and chilli sauce

Price £10.00

FRIDAY EVENING, from 6pm -9pm

Beef or veggie black bean chilli with half sweet potato jacket or  brown basmati rice, guacamole and sour cream top and crunchy salad

Price £10.00

Vegan gluten-free option: 

Vegetable chilli pie

Aloo Gobi pie

With salads as above

Price £10.00

SATURDAY BREAKFAST, available from 6.30am until lunch

Bircher muesli pots with fresh fruit, nuts, seeds and yoghurt

Or hand-made Granola pots with dried fruits, yoghurt

Price £3.00 per pot

Breakfast Bap: sausages/bacon, scrambled egg/spinach frittata  and pot of baked  assorted beans

Price £6.00

All day Snacks £2-3.00

Peanut & Coconut hand-made power balls

Seed & dried fruit flapjacks

Sweet potato  & chocolate Brownies

Fresh fruit:  bananas , apples, watermelon slices £1.00


Assorted vegetable Stir-fry and soba style noodles

Pad Thai salad with Peanuts veggie

With Toppings

  • Lemon chicken with soy, ginger garlic and peppercorn
  • Spicy chicken with Moro smoked paprika, garlic and lemon zest
  • Vietnamese Belly pork
  • Tofu & cashew in soy marinade

Price £10.00


BBQ night 6pm-10pm

Selection of meats from our local butchers & farm shop Aune Valley Meats; 4oz Beef burgers, Moroccan Lamb Burgers, Cumberland sausages, butterfly satay chicken and veggie halloumi

Selection of seasonal salads:

Tomato & basil salad

Potato salad with mayo, caper and spring onion

Green salad

Beetroot, lentil and quinoa salad, with mint and soft goats cheese

Condiments; red onion compote

Price £15.00

SUNDAY BREAKFAST available 7am -10am

Bircher muesli pots with fresh fruit, nuts, seeds and yoghurt

Or hand-made Granola pots with dried fruits (Yoghurt)

Price £3.00

Breakfast Bap; sausages/bacon, egg, or spinach Frittata and pot of Baked  assorted beans

Price £6.00

SUNDAY LUNCH from noon

Traditional Chicken, Chorizo and prawn Paella

Veggie Paella

With a selection of salads

Price £10.00

SUNDAY EVENING: Party night!

Thai green chicken curry with steamed brown basmati rice

Beef Massaman Curry with basmati rice.

Veggie green or Massaman curry

Price £10.00

Food is also available from Gastrobus food trucks, On The Green Bus where you can get a table service upstairs with a view, and of course the Sloop Inn pub in the village a short walk from the car park.

Tribal Clash UK 2017 Heats

Athletes, it’s nearly time… here are your lane assignments for the weekend.


Detailed timings will be in your team registration pack which your team captain will collect at team check-in. Arrival procedures and where & how to check in are detailed in the Event Manual. Have you also read and understood parking and traffic restrictions around Bantham, do you know how you will get yourself to the beach in time for your heat? Read it here: TRIBAL CLASH 2017 EVENT MANUAL

See you on the beach!

Tribal Clash UK 2017 Event Manual & Medical Form

The UK 2017 event manual is now available to download here:

Click on this link to read and download: TRIBAL CLASH 2017 EVENT MANUAL

Please read through, even if you are a Tribal Clash veteran of several years. Our Event Manual has important information about where and how to check in, where to park, how the competition is run, and – very importantly – what food is available on the beach.

This year we will be in a new venue, and with the new venue we have had to make some changes to traffic and parking arrangements.

The key changes are:

  • There will be no drop off/pick up area in Bantham from the off-site car park. The lane is a dead end and ends at the gate to the beach.
  • You can only drive down to the beach from Registration and off-site car park onwards (2.6 miles away) if you have a valid beach parking permit. This includes even to drop off/pick up passengers.
  • On Friday 1st September (arrival day) traffic to the beach from Registration & off-site car park (2.6 miles away) is one way only (to the beach) until 21:00.
  • Off-site car park is available for spectators. This is open from 10am until 6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There is a shuttle bus (16 seats) operating between the car park and the beach during the opening hours. Please note that this car park is not intended to serve the athletes – the heats start at 8.30am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday. The shuttle bus will pick up every 30 minutes.
  • Our parking and traffic plan aims to avoid total gridlock on the narrow lane. The lane is a SINGLE LANE – with one lane for traffic going in both directions. The lane has intermittent passing places. With a high volume of cars travelling in both directions, the lane comes to a standstill for two hours. Bantham is our local beach so we know this for a fact. We have been caught in the Bantham lane gridlock many times during a sunny summer weekend.
  • If you are camping and want to bring a car to Bantham for three days and three nights, you need a beach parking permit. Alternative overnight parking is available in Kingsbridge in metered car parks operated by South Hams District Council.

Thank you to all the athletes who have completed the online waiver  without us having to chase you! Please be a good Tribal Clasher and help us complete our team admin early! Team captains, be good leaders and organise your athletes.  All athletes must also print and complete the Tribal Clash medical questionnaire. You can download this here: Tribal Clash Medical Questionnaire.




Tribal Clash in Bantham: Traffic information for local residents

Tribal Clash is coming to Bantham, after 4 years in Blackpool Sands. We will implement a detailed traffic management plan, written with the input of Devon Highways, Devon & Cornwall Police and an independent consultant, with the aim of minimising disruption to local residents and businesses.

Tribal Clash will take place during the weekend of 1-3 September. We welcome ALL local residents to Bantham during Tribal Clash, and we hope that the measures we have put in place ensures that disruption on the roads is kept to minimum. Here is some key access information to the residents of Bantham and surrounding villages.

Bantham car park will be full and closed for day users from Friday morning until Monday morning. The car park will be accessible only by holders of pre-booked weekend parking permits (sold at

Surfers and regular beach users please be mindful that there will be a 16-lane competition arena erected on the beach, and the competition will include water events. All events will be ran in 10 back to back heats, so there will be competitors in the water, and on the beach racing, all day on Saturday and Sunday. There will be amplified music on the beach, as well as event related infrastructure. Visitors looking for a quiet day on the beach are advised to consider other beaches in the locality, such as South Milton or Bigbury.

There will be no road closures or one way systems in place. Residential traffic will be unaffected. Our parking marshals will direct residential traffic.

A temporary car park will be in operation in a field near the roundabout from A379, from Friday morning until Monday morning, with a free shuttle bus running between the field and the beach (2.5 miles). The charges in this car park are the same as day charges in Bantham car park. Bantham car park season ticket holders will park here without charge. The shuttle bus will be ran by Tally Ho company. This car park will be open from 10am until 6pm. The last shuttle bus will pick up from the beach at 5.45pm. No surf boards will be permitted onto the shuttle bus.

All event traffic will be directed to the Day Car in the field off site, approximately 2.5 miles from the beach, where all participants register and collect their tickets. Only holders of pre-paid weekend parking permits will be allowed to drive down the lane to the beach, everyone else will leave their car in the field and use the shuttle bus to get to the beach (2.5 miles). This applies to even dropping off passengers – no vehicles will be driving to the beach without a parking permit. This will be clearly signposted and marshalled from the roundabout. We aim to keep the lane free from all but necessary event traffic, in order to avoid congestion and gridlock during peak times and thus minimise disruption to local residents. We are also working with our suppliers to arrange deliveries either early morning or late in the evening in the days running up to the event.

The busiest time on the lane will be the arrival on Friday, from 10.30am until 7pm, with peak hours being around lunchtime on Friday. Another busy period will be after the competition finishes and participants depart on Sunday evening after 6pm. We expect around 600 campers staying in Bantham for the duration of the weekend. Some athletes staying elsewhere will be arriving at 8am on Saturday morning and leave at 21:00 in the evening, and arrive again at 8am on Sunday. Holders of Beach Parking permits will drive all the way down to the beach.  Spectators who do not want to buy a weekend parking permit will leave their car in the field near the roundabout and use a shuttle bus to access the beach, this is available from 10am until 6pm.

Tribal Clash is an inspirational celebration of fitness, community and sportsmanship. Come and support the teams, watch the extraordinary battles on the arena and enjoy the atmosphere! Residents and holiday homes of Bantham and West Buckland have received a letter which includes free spectator tickets, please contact us if you have not received this. See you on the beach!




Time cap: none

Score: The combined finishing positions of all six athletes

This event is a trail run of undisclosed distance on mixed terrain.


Time cap: 15 minutes

Score: Time to complete

This event is a team standup paddleboard race. On 3-2-1 GO the team sprints to their paddle board, picks up the board and the paddles, runs to the end of the lane and turns right to exit the arena. The team enters the sea through a flagged entry point and paddles around marked course. The team exits the sea through the flagged exit point, picks up the board and the paddles and runs to the lake.  They enter the lake at the entry point, paddle around course and leave the lake through the exit point.  They pick up the paddle board and the paddles and run into arena through the entry point and onwards to their lane.  The team places the paddle board down where it was picked up, with all paddles on top of it. Time stops when all athletes are under the rig and over the baseline.


Time cap: 10 minutes

Score: Total number of tyres stacked

This event is a repeat from Tribal Clash 2015. Each lane has a stack of 6 truck tyres. On 3-2-1-GO the athletes unstack the tyres and flip them down the lane. At the end of the lane, they stack them again. Once all six tyres have been stacked, they can be unstacked and flipped to the other end. The tyres have to be unstacked one at a time, the athletes cannot push the stack over. After 6 tyres have been stacked, the judge must give a thumbs up sign that the tyres can be unstacked (the stack must be stable and neatly stacked). Each stacked tyre earns the team one rep.


Together we are stronger: Tribal Clash & Progenex

There is an old African proverb that says:

”If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”

We are excited to tell you that we are joining forces with Progenex to make Tribal Clash even more savage, more epic, and bigger. Our goal remains to create the most exciting, most unique, most engaging team competition in the world and we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what Tribal Clash delivers. We want to deliver the best and most inspirational athlete experience, in some of the most stunning natural locations in the world. We believe in the power of our community to rise together to achieve extraordinary things. It is these shared values that brought us and Progenex together, and we believe that our partnership is going to make Tribal Clash go further, stronger.

Tribal Clash is more than just a fitness competition. Tribal Clash is a counter-culture movement in fitness, in a world populated by shiny corporate mega-gyms, celebrity fitness instructors, activity trackers and indoor cycling studios. It’s primal, it’s raw, and you will get muddy, dirty and wet. It may be the hardest thing you have ever done, we make no excuses for that. The weather is unpredictable and uncontrollable, and we push you outside of your comfort zone from 3-2-1-GO.

Progenex supports some of the world’s leading CrossFit athletes including many CrossFit Games regulars and podium finishers. But they also back other athletes chasing excellence in their field: we loved this video of word’s top surfers Nathan Florence, Billy Kemper and Shane Dorian and how they train for the unknown and the unknowable.

You will meet Progenex at Tribal Clash Portugal and at Tribal Clash UK, stay tuned for more news! In the meantime, go visit Progenex at .


In teams of 6 athletes, perform as many rounds and reps in 15 minutes of:

20 ground to overhead with a tractor tyre (3 athletes working at a time)

20 synchro pull ups (3 athletes working at a time)

20 synchro kettlebell swings (3 athletes working at a time)


  1. The workout has to be performed without talking throughout the 15 minute period. Only non-verbal communication is allowed. Any time any team member utters a word, the whole team has to run a 400m penalty lap.
  2. In tyre ground to overhead, all three athletes working much reach lock0ut overhead at the same time.
  3. In synchro pull ups, all three athletes working must reach chin over bar at the same time for the rep to count. Athletes may remain in chin over bar hold until all three athletes have completed the movement (chin over bar).
  4. In synchro kettlebell swings, all three athletes working must have the kettlebell overhead at the same time.

See how your team works together when you can’t use words! This is a brilliant exercise for developing team unity – post in comments how you get on!

Last chance to bag a team spot at Tribal Clash Portugal on 28th-30th April in the sunny Algarve! Check out our last minute special super discounted team price offer and register here! Come and get some fitness AND a tan!

Inside The Tribe: Unit6 CrossFit

Watch the first in a series of five films that follow a handful of tribes on their road to Tribal Clash 2016. These fly-on-the-wall documentaries give unique insights into the ethos, culture and approach of each tribe as they train and prepare for the Tribal Clash weekend. The first film in the series follows Unit6 CrossFit in Kingsbridge South Devon. CrossFit Aberdeen, Cumbria, Deviant, Gritstone and Cheltenham will follow in the coming weeks.

This first film in the series follows Unit6 CrossFit as they get familiar with the notoriously chilly waters and the energy sapping surface of a shingle beach. Unit6 also drafts in the Kingsbridge Young Farmers Association to give them some pointers for the tug-of-war. The weekend didn’t go without mishaps, but Team Black focused on their teamwork, communication and positive attitude and finished in second place after a nail biting the Final where they were neck on neck with ADAMED Team Poland at the last up-and-over beam. 

Unit6 Team Black is a TEAM. As well as being formidable competitors they are great friends, who spend time together outside the box. The fact that none of them have a bodyweight snatch or is a contender for a spot at the Regionals does not matter at Tribal Clash. This film shows that good teamwork, training together, having a game plan and having fun is the recipe for success at Tribal Clash. 

Unit6 Team Black is:

Liam Krige, 34 (team captain, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor)

Pete Lawrence, 46 (management consultant) 

Ed Stephens, 37 (furniture maker)

Chloe Harvey, 25 (legal secretary)

Rachel Roberts, 28 (marketing professional)

Karen Drews, 35 (physiotherapist) 

Liam, Ed and Rachel competed in a Unit6 team in the inaugural Tribal Clash in 2013 where their teams came 49th and 66th. In 2014 Liam, Chloe, Ed and Pete competed. In 2015 Unit6 Team Black was Liam, Ed, Pete and Chloe, with Liz Stephens and Babs Allen. Karen competed in a different Unit6 team and Rachel was one of the volunteer judges. That year Team Black made it into the semi-finals, won their tug of war which sent them to the Final 10. In the 2015 Final they came last after falling behind on the synchro burpees. For Tribal Clash 2016 Team Black had to make some changes as Liz Stephens was due to have a baby just before the competition. Karen and Rachel were brought in and Liam set his sights on a podium finish.