With lower than a month till the 2023 Britain’s Fittest Farmer (BFF) competitors will get below manner on the Devon County Present on 20 Might, former below 40s girls’s champion Erica Robison displays on her experiences of the competitors.
Having taken half within the occasion 3 times, Erica, a 34-year-old farmer’s daughter, health teacher, and private coach from Cumbria, says psychological resilience is simply as necessary as bodily health.
“You’ve acquired to be in the fitting mindset,” she advised Farmers Weekly. “That’s what I took into the competitors, and it acquired me fairly far.
“You’ll want psychological resilience – that fireplace in your eyes. Once I was competing, all that went by way of my head was ‘you’ve given start, and that was 12 hours of hell, so shut up and get it completed’ – that’s what pushed me by way of.”
Returning this 12 months to assist with the judging, Erica is an advocate for the psychological well being advantages that come up from train.
She mentioned: “You get that kick of endorphins after you’ve educated, and understanding that you simply’re being good to your physique and taking care of your self by being bodily lively is so good to your psychological well being.
“It’s a psychological and bodily competitors, so if somebody isn’t bodily robust, however has a powerful psychological angle, they’ll nonetheless do nicely.”
Erica nonetheless retains in contact with most of the former BFF rivals, and several other of them have determined to return to the occasion.
“Britain’s Fittest Farmer is a group – I nonetheless converse to all the guys and ladies that I compete with yearly,” she mentioned.
”Although you’re competing towards them, everybody desires the perfect from one another and can actually push you on. It’s so rewarding.”
The best way to enter
There may be nonetheless loads of time to enter this 12 months’s Britain’s Fittest Farmer competitors.
To enter, go to the Britain’s Fittest Farmer web site, add a photograph or brief video, and inform us the way you keep mentally and bodily match on the farm.
You’ll additionally discover all competitors data, together with phrases and situations, on the location.