The Mudder obstacle course race is coming 19th September just out of Wanganui, NZ. I got the chance to venture out to the course to do a preview run:
So what makes The Mudder unique?
If you ask the 800+ entrants from previous years they will all tell you different things but one thing they all agree on is that this course is up there with the best. This is no flat, dawdle around some obstacle course on the edge of suburbia. The rugged hill country of the southern Rangitikei makes for plenty of lung burning and calf aching even before you throw in the obstacles. The course is designed to maximise the natural assets of the working sheep and beef farm it is hosted on. Many of the obstacles are based on natural springs that see guaranteed mud all year round. There is a dam with a floating island to crawl over, a 100 year old tree with roots straight out of a Hobbit scene and plenty of dams, bogs, and hills. Throw in some man made obstacles and you have a course that guarantees fun, laughter and a great day out.
There will be some new obstacles for 2015 but exactly what they are will be kept secret until closer to the event.
Some people may notice that this course looks familiar… that’s because it was used by the McDonald’s Mud Muster for the previous two years. Although now the Mud Muster has shifted to a new location at the Shelter View Jetsprint Park, and The Mudder takes over this course. So fans of the Mud Muster will still be able to take-on the course again this year.