Bundaberg's toughest mudders
ON A course designed by some of the best British Forces soldiers, six Bundaberg fitness fanatics will test themselves across 18-20km of difficult terrain and 25 seemingly impossible obstacles.
The group has been training at the YMCA for the Tough Mudder which will be held in the Glenworth Valley in NSW this weekend.
Running 20km is hard enough but obstacles like a 2.5-metre wall and being zapped by 10,000 volts at the end of the course will reveal the fortitude of the men and women who compete.
The Tough Mudder series was created to test toughness, fitness, strength, stamina and mental grit all in one place and all in one day.
Personal trainer Jack Deane has been pushing five of his fittest and best-prepared students for the last six months and he said now was the time to test everything they had done and how well they had prepared themselves for one of the toughest physical tests you can try.
"We have been doing no specific obstacle training," Deame said.
"I have just been working them really hard."
Part of the Tough Mudder philosophy is that running is boring, and their website states:
"The only thing more boring than doing a marathon is watching a marathon - road-running may give you a healthy set of lungs, but will leave you with as much upper body strength as Keira Knightley."