Leena & Vishal Survival Of The Fittest

Hosted by Leena & Vishal Nayyar

Event Details

Leena and Vishaal are delighted to announce their forthcoming event, Leena and Vishaal Survival of The Fittest:

Post Event Update

22 Nov 2015, Leena Nayyar

The big day dawned and given the time of year the weather was awful. It was windy, raining and so very cold. It was especially challenging during one of the obstacles which involved running through a large stream of freezing cold water for about 2km.

We set off and I thought I was doing OK until I reached what was the lowest point of my day. I was stuck on one of the obstacles - jumping off this 3 storey building into a large foam pad. I have a massive fear of heights and it was just something I could not get myself to do. I wasted a lot of my time just trying to wriggle out of this obstacle but at one point the organisers realised the queues were building and decided to push me off. I landed safely on the padding but realised that it was not as difficult as I had made it out to be. I could have done it myself and I did not need someone to push me. It gave me an impetus to carry on but honestly the best part was when it was all over!  The whole event was super challenging and even having a decent fitness and endurance level did not help much with the obstacles, but it felt great to have done it and completed it. I must train harder for next time! 

There was a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction and we both felt absolutely fantastic for having done it. The icing on the cake was the generous amount of money we raised for OKA and the warm feeling that the world was a better place as a result.

Pre-event Update

15 Nov 2015, Leena Nayyar

My husband Vishaal and I have signed up for Men's Health Survival of the Fittest as it was something he has done for 3 years in a row. I decided to join in as I thought it would be a great challenge and we could raise money for OKA. I have never done anything even remotely similar to this! What we have signed up for is world's biggest urban obstacle course/race over 10K with at least 50 obstacles. With obstacles like "slippery wall", "angled wall", "army assault course" and "crouching handbag hidden hernia", we need every bit of courage and fortitude.

Training is proving to be very difficult as we are also in the middle of a house move. We have done several runs outside and also some strength training work outs. We have focused on outdoor training , so we can be best prepared for the obstacles that we were going to face at the event.

Event Details


We are both participating in the world's biggest urban obstacle course/race over 10K with at least 50 obstacles. With obstacles like "slippery wall", "angled wall", "army assault course" and "crouching handbag hidden hernia", we will need every bit of support we can get. 

This is a mental and physical challenge that will be really very difficult in the cold and rain of London’s winter. Notwithstanding the fact that this will be a huge challenge to us, we are mindful that people all over the world face far tougher daily challenges and it is with this in mind that we would like to raise money for One Kind Act (OKA). 

We love this charity as it is run by volunteers who take no salary and they aim to make sure all donations go to the end cause with minimum overheads.  

One Kind Act aims to alleviate poverty and is always looking for causes that may have slipped through the net and are not always supported by the bigger charities.

We are beyond excited to raise as much as we can for this as we know this is going to directly help improve lives. 

As we take pride in overcoming the obstacles ahead of us, we turn to our friends and family to please join us and share that feeling by donating generously to OKA. 

Please support this cause and help with whatever you can - a little bit from you could mean the world to someone else. 

Thank you for your support. 

About One Kind Act

One Kind Act Changes Communities and lives of others globally who suffer as a result of Poverty of Health, Nutrition and Education and may have Fallen Through The Net of the larger charities. Learn More here


Amit Chohdha
Nov 26, 2015

Great Job guys- very well done not only for completing the challenge but raising funds to help others whilst raising awareness.

Rita Soni
Nov 24, 2015

Well done on a great achievement and for raising funds for OKA. Thank you

Shamit Malhotra
Nov 24, 2015

No words can express how proud we are for not only doing this amazing challenge but also for raising money for OKA . Thank you

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