Challenge Northumberland

Welcome to

"Challenge Northumberland"

A company that believes everybody needs challenges in life and wants to provide challenging opportunities, through safe, professional, and innovative events.

We strive for excellence, quality and most importantly - for all our competitors to have ... fun!

Challenge Northumberland

Our team

Passionate people with project management skills and business acumen.

St Cuthbert's Hospice

Nev and his team were a pleasure to work with, extremely professional and very friendly at all times. They worked hard to provide us with obstacles for our Colourama event, that were appropriate for a family audience, and they ensured that the event ran safely and smoothly. Everyone had an amazing time and we’ve been getting really positive feedback about how fun the obstacles were. We’d definitely recommend Challenge Northumberland to anyone looking to use obstacles in their events, or anyone looking to take part in one of Challenge Northumberland’s own events!

North east Autism Society

Challenge Northumberland were a great partner to work with on our event Sunderland Scramble. They were involved right from the beginning with planning of the route, the obstacles and setting up and supporting us on the day, which took a lot of pressure off us. They were professional, reliable and flexible, which helped towards making the event a huge success. We will definitely be working in partnership with Challenge Northumberland in the future.

Andrew says

My first ever race!! Great Day, Great course and obstacles, A really good challenge, Stewards were great too with lots of encouragement along the way, All in all well organised and executed! That wind though was something else!!!

Mandy says

What a great challenge! I did it on my own but would like to say a big thanks to everyone in wave 2 & 3 for helping me along! Great fun! Bloody freezing! Mentally and physically exhausted tonight but feeling so proud of myself!, See you all next year!

Silca says

Froze to death but it was fantastic ... I did the stampeed last oct n this was more brutal. I hate heights n nearlly lost the plot on the last obstacle. Fantastic stewards n medics. Thank you everyone n see u next March

Mark says

This race put some of the bigger names to shame. I ran nearly all the major races last year and while there was a lack of 'big' obstacles, the natural obstacles and terrain more than made up for it. Great/slick organisation and a very enjoyable run made a whole lot harder by that bloody wind!! I'll definitely be back next year and I'll be bringing some friends with me!

Our beliefs

We believe everybody wants and needs challenges in life, and we want to provide challenging opportunities through safe, professional, and innovative events.

We also believe in service excellence and treating customers with respect, so if we wouldn’t do something ourselves, then we would not expect our clients to do it either.

Our promise

With over 20 years of experience and knowledge within the events industry, Neville and Stew established “Challenge Northumberland” ... a company that strives for excellence, quality and most importantly - having fun! Their partnership has given “Challenge Northumberland” a sound professional backbone, and the passion required to provide the best possible service to every project they deliver.

Neville Duncan ~ Director

Neville has a background and passion in sport that goes back 30 years. He has worked with organisations such as the Great Run Company, Events of the North and Cancer Research UK (helping to pilot the one of the first Community ‘Race for Life’ events in the UK). His event management experience includes mass participation events, formal/informal presentation evenings, charity sporting events and new innovative events like the Original Elf Run and Mad March Mare.

Stewart Armstrong ~ Co Founder

Stew’s experience has come from his work on some of the world's largest sporting events, including motorsport, cycling, mass participation runs, swims and multi terrain obstacle events. He has brought his vast knowledge of health & safety to the business, conducting risk-assessments, designing event safety-management plans, and ensuring that medical and infrastructure requirements are met at each event. This, combined with his project management experience in the construction and event industries, ensures that our events are safe, practical and most importantly, enjoyable.

Corporate Team Building

Events throughout the year

Bespoke team bonding challenges.

Contact us for more information


Mad March Mare

A 10k multi-terrain obstacle course.

Next event 4th March 2017

Visit the event website


Clarty Bairns

Kids obstacle event

Next event : summer 2017

Visit the event website


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