Two tough mudders off to challenge
IT'S as tough as it gets.
Fraser Coast women Jeanette Maynes and Michelle Tayler have been training for weeks to be part of the Tough Mudder event, happening in Sydney on September 23.
Tough Mudder is one of the toughest fitness events on the planet, with 20km-long obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie.
More than half a million people take part in the event around the world.
Jeanette said a sense of adventure and wanting to keep fit inspired her desire to do the challenge.
"I needed a new challenge and wanted to up my training, so setting a goal like this meant I had to go hard in all aspects of training including upper and lower body strength plus running and endurance," she said.
Her training has included running up and down stairs, 10km runs, running up and down hills and through soft sand on Fraser Island, cycling and weight sessions.
Michelle has also been working hard ahead of the event, with paddling, swimming and power walking sessions.
Michelle said she would like to inspire women of all ages to get out and experience the thrill of a physical challenge.
Jeanette described the challenge as "hardcore" but said she was still excited.
"We can't wait," she said.
"I'm not thinking too much about the obstacles, we will assess the best way to tackle those as we come to them on the day."
The girls will do a 20km sponsorship hike on Fraser Island on September 9.
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