Over 28,000 flocked to Caloundra Downs on Saturday to get down and dirty in Queensland’s first ever Tough Mudder, an obstacle course which drew thousands of gym goers and fitness fanatics from around the country.
The event, which comprised 18 kilometres of mud, dirt, and various other obstacles designed by the British Special Forces, sold out earlier in July, and quickly became the biggest Tough Mudder destination across the globe.
“We’ve designed this course to throw off your rhythm, and see how much your legs can take,” said one of the official motivators, prior to the 8:30 start time.
Tough Mudder labels itself as “probably the toughest event on the planet”, and although competitors must undergo months of training to be successful, overall the event is based around fun, teamwork and camaraderie.
“This is my second Tough Mudder, and even though the obstacles look hard, it’s the running in between that kills you,” said Michael Ashauer, who participated on Saturday. ”
It’s always a good test though, I enjoy it every year.”
Thousands crammed in on Sunday, and braved the 23 degree heat. For anyone that missed out on this weekend’s fun, Tough Mudder will be heading to Melbourne on the 14th and 15th of September.