Teams of 6, consisting of 3 men & 3 women.
Divide your team into two Sub Teams of 3 (SubTeam 1 and SubTeam 2 in our workout briefing below). The sub teams of 3 are fixed and you can’t swap athletes between the sub-teams during the workout. You need four bars, two set at 30kg and two set at 42.5kg. Men use 42.5kg bar and women use 30kg bar. You need a pull up rack with 2 pull up stations. You also need guts and a willingness to go into a dark and scary place.
AMRAP until death, for total reps
EMOM as a team complete
15 synchro thrusters (two athletes) and 15 synchro pull ups (two athletes).
The Sub Teams swap between thrusters and pull ups, alternating the movement each minute. On the first minute, two athletes from SubTeam 1 complete 15 synchro thrusters, while at the same time two athletes from SubTeam 2 complete 15 synchro pull ups. On the next minute, two athletes from SubTeam 1 now complete 15 synchro pull ups, while at the same time two athletes from SubTeam 2 complete 15 synchro thrusters. On the third minute, the SubTeams swap again, SubTeam 1 completing 15 synchro thrusters (2 athletes working) and SubTeam 2 completing the 15 synchro pull ups (2 athletes working).
You can swap athletes in and out within the same Sub Team within the minute, as long as the Sub Team complete the 15 synchro reps within the minute. The Sub Teams must swap movements each minute, alternating between thrusters and pull ups.
As a team, you have to think carefully about how you organise your two Sub Teams, in order to keep going as long as possible. For example, if you have an athlete who is weak at pull ups, you may want to include him/her into the Sub-Team with the athlete who is a pull up ninja, who will take most of the pull ups with the weaker athlete chipping in as much as they can.
Once either Sub Team fails to complete the 15 synchro reps within the minute, your workout is over. Your score is total reps completed by your entire team (each synchro rep by two athletes is one rep) . You score 30 reps each minute you remain in the game.
How long can you go on?
EVENT 1: RAM RAID
TIME CAP: 5 MINUTES
EQUIPMENT: 6 HANDLED SLOSH LOG (weight apprx 50kg)
SCORE: TIME TO COMPLETE
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.
EVENT 2: THUNDERBALL
TIME CAP: 13.30 MINUTES (9 x 90 SECOND INTERVALS)
EQUIPMENT: UP N OVER BEAM, 4 ATLAS STONES WEIGHING 42kg, 52kg, 66kg and 77kg
SCORE: REPS (SYNCHRO LIFTS)
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
EVENT 3: DRAGON RACE
TIME CAP: 15 MINUTES
EQUIPMENT: RED PADDLE CO RIDE XL PADDLEBOARD, 6 PADDLES
SCORE: TIME TO COMPLETE
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.
EVENT 4: THE CANNIBAL RUN
TIME CAP: NONE
EQUIPMENT: YOUR FEET
SCORE: TIME TO COMPLETE
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.
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
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
Vegan gluten-free option:
Vegetable chilli pie
Aloo Gobi pie
With salads as above
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
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
SATURDAY LUNCH Midday -6pm
Assorted vegetable Stir-fry and soba style noodles
Pad Thai salad with Peanuts veggie
- 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
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
Beetroot, lentil and quinoa salad, with mint and soft goats cheese
Condiments; red onion compote
SUNDAY BREAKFAST available 7am -10am
Bircher muesli pots with fresh fruit, nuts, seeds and yoghurt
Or hand-made Granola pots with dried fruits (Yoghurt)
Breakfast Bap; sausages/bacon, egg, or spinach Frittata and pot of Baked assorted beans
SUNDAY LUNCH from noon
Traditional Chicken, Chorizo and prawn Paella
With a selection of salads
SUNDAY EVENING: Party night!
Thai green chicken curry with steamed brown basmati rice
Beef Massaman Curry with basmati rice.
Veggie green or Massaman curry
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.
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!
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 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 tribalclash.com).
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!