The Impi Challenge is not like anything you’ve tried before.

This challenge isn’t about kilometer split times or lap records, it’s a 12km long trail run filled with 20 killer obstacles, ones that would scare the crap out of most rational human beings. And it was designed by an ex-SA Special Forces commander. Consider it a playground for the fit and adventurous, and it’s all taking place at the Lievland Wine Farm in Stellenbosch on 20 October 2012. Which is this weekend. Here’s how our team have been training.