For many, the weather in the month of February has been none too impressive. Cold and icy, most have remained firmly indoors with the heating on and a hot drink in their hand. Then again, most think exploring the countryside and all it has to offer can wait until the summer.
But that's not the case for the new Land Rover Discovery Sport, which by all accounts has decided firmly to Hibernot. For starters, the Discovery Sport incorporates Terrain Response, the system that monitors the driving conditions and automatically optimises vehicle settings for the terrain - allowing for effortless exploration of the landscapes that only winter can conjure up.
In the past month the all-new vehicle from Land Rover has joined us for a series of events that celebrate all that's great about the great British outdoors - cold weather or not.
Xrunner Xtreme Obstacle Race - Winter Warrior
The team at Land Rover Nottingham showcased the new Discovery Sport along with the iconic Defender in front of 3000 attendees. Zero temperatures and mud baths awaited for all those that competed.
The Discovery Sport showed how it excels in any environment. Competitors have to be tough, and able to cope with extreme conditions that Xrunner Xtreme Obstacle Races put them up against. Races take the form of either 5K or 10K mud runs, and offer a unique mix of long-distance running with a varied obstacle course - a true interpretation of 'cross-country'.
Celebrating the winter months, runners in the Winter Warrior faced avalanches; the human cannonball, a fiery 'fire starter' jump, and tricky tightropes. A total of 30 challenging obstacles are spaced over a 5km stretch, which runners can choose to do twice over if they wish.
As tough as it proved to be for hardy challengers on the day, the all-new Discovery Sport was on hand to offer support to those exploring the true winter wilderness. Great work by the team of Land Rover Nottingham who have embraced Hibernot at the highest level.
Newcastle Falcons Rugby HITZ
The Discovery Sport also made a public appearance at the Newcastle Falcons HITZ, in conjunction with Stratstone Land Rover Newcastle. The HITZ programme is a great project which helps to re-engage young people not in work or education through the core values and ethics of sport.
Best of all, it enables kids to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, whilst playing rugby in the mud with all the associated health benefits it brings. A Discovery Sport from Land Rover Newcastle was on hand to offer a show of support to the HITZ programme.