Tough Mudder 2012

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Tough Mudder 2012

Postby biggerry on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:44 am

I had the pleasure, if one could call it that, of attending the 2012 Sydney Tough Mudder, for those unaware, think of... marathon (20km) run with the intermittent, no lets say pretty constant obstacles and of course the plethora of mud. My sister entered and successfully completed all but one of the obstacles (the last skate board style ramp), a feat certainly better that what I could do :)

A few of the up close and personal images from the day

you have already seen this one from the start :) they all looked so keen and clean :)

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meh, that one was not hard..

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its only a little bit of mud

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done well here..sunnies still relatively clean..

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yep, you fighting a losing battle with that luv.

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its all about technique...
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a proud team moment, about half way round

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the walls are a killer, specially if you are not tall...


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now, not the most elegant way to achieve the result, but damn, this girl went over this way (by herself) fastener that most of the blokes.

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of course we can't forget teh start of the first 10,000 volt obstacle and yep, those wires are live and rest assured they hurt when you get zapped.

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fire walk...i think teh fire fighters had a good chuckle all day long...

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and the real killer, second last obstacle, rubber sheets on a skate board ramp...mixed with mud and water

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Re: Tough Mudder 2012

Postby Mr Darcy on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:35 am

biggerry wrote: this girl went over this way (by herself) fastener that most of the blokes.



Gerry, I think your Freudian slip is showing
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Re: Tough Mudder 2012

Postby aim54x on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:41 am

Great set of images there Gerry! You have quite the story within these.
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Re: Tough Mudder 2012

Postby biggerry on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:43 pm

Mr Darcy wrote:
biggerry wrote: this girl went over this way (by herself) fastener that most of the blokes.



Gerry, I think your Freudian slip is showing


:rotfl2: well there was some fine specimens of both sexes there that day

This lady is one person i would not like to be on the wrong side of !

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aim54x wrote:Great set of images there Gerry! You have quite the story within these.


cheers cameron, and thanks for the loan of the lens!
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Re: Tough Mudder 2012

Postby Remorhaz on Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:03 am

A very nice set Gerry (how do people come up with this stuff :))

Looks like a lot of fun (for either participant or viewer)
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Re: Tough Mudder 2012

Postby biggerry on Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:11 pm

Remorhaz wrote:A very nice set Gerry (how do people come up with this stuff :))

Looks like a lot of fun (for either participant or viewer)


british armed forces apparently...

i gotta say, i reckon its more fun as a viewer ;)

there was a few broken bones including a leg... :shock:
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Re: Tough Mudder 2012

Postby Remorhaz on Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:53 pm

biggerry wrote:i gotta say, i reckon its more fun as a viewer ;) there was a few broken bones including a leg... :shock:


Yeah but thats just because they weren't built tough like us :)
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Re: Tough Mudder 2012

Postby biggerry on Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:41 pm

Remorhaz wrote:
biggerry wrote:i gotta say, i reckon its more fun as a viewer ;) there was a few broken bones including a leg... :shock:


Yeah but thats just because they weren't built tough like us :)


lol, i am just trying to find a way I can get in on this action, i mean, there has to be some good dough in getting 30k people to run thru mud and shit and getting them to pay 150 bucks for it :)

tough lightign conditions

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we call this the invisible mud pothole :)
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reflection, despair and preparation, all in one shot :)

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Re: Tough Mudder 2012

Postby Geoff M on Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:49 pm

Fantastic set Gerry which certainly tells a story, one of which I dont want to be included in!
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