Oh yes. I finished the Spartan Race. It took about 5 hours. It was uphill for more miles than I would like to count. There were multiple obstacles, some fun some brutal. I would never have completed this race without my hubby who stayed by my side the whole race. I offered him the chance to go ahead, but he declined. He sometimes finished an obstacle before me, but he always waited for me.
I will say that several years ago I could not have completed this race. I honestly couldn't have gotten up the hills. I would have died. I wouldn't have had the mental capacity to see it through. I would have thrown in the towel and been the .01% of people who do not complete it. Just 6 months ago I wouldn't have been able to do many of the upper body obstacles I did do - climb a rope up the mountain; pull a 30 pound cement block by a chain down a hill, through water, and back again; using a rope, lift a 30ish pound weight straight up in the air and put it down; climb up an inclined wall by rope with someone spraying a fire house at you. I know I am in the best shape of my life. But, I also know I am still woefully overweight and under trained. If nothing else, Spartan Race gave me a measure of where I am.
I will do a race review. It's going to take awhile to get it together. It was a long race. Check out For The Love Of The Run's review here. She doesn't talk too much about the course itself or the obstacles, but the mental thought process. It's a good review and she makes multiple points that I agree with.