Looking muddy but happy after the obstacle hell course at Bundaberg are Renee Vhd, Amanda Trigger, Kellie Percivaland Natasha Eggleston.
Looking muddy but happy after the obstacle hell course at Bundaberg are Renee Vhd, Amanda Trigger, Kellie Percivaland Natasha Eggleston. Contributed

Having a ball and getting filthy

A GROUP of keen women including Biggenden Hospital employees took on the Obstacle Hell event on Saturday.

Natasha Eggleston who has been a tough mudder participant said it was great.

"They are always a lot of fun,” she said.

"Obstacle Hell was a lot smaller at only 5.9kms.”

Roar Kombat's Kate Munro was proud of her tribe.

"What an awesome morning with an awesome bunch of ladies,” she said.

"You are all amazing and although unable to participate enjoyed watching you get dirty.”

More than 800 people got down and dirty at this year's Obstacle Hell at the Bundaberg Motorsports Park.

Event manager Daniel Gold said the day was absolutely awesome when hundreds of people ran around the joint for hours of fun.

"We were pushing 50 obstacles including some that Bundaberg's never seen before,” he said.

Among the obstacles designed to be fun and push people's limits was the death drop, which required competitors to climb up a big inflatable wall and jump off the other side.

"I heard a lot of words that I haven't heard spoken in a long time,” Mr Gold said.

"But what was extra special about Saturday was the mud.

"Whether you're five or 500, people just love playing in mud, we had some muddy monsters running around,” Mr Gold said laughingly.

He said Obstacle Hell was far from a race or competition.

"Some were still out there three and four hours after they started, playing in the mud pits, climbing through tunnels, on the big net wall or the quarry we built,” he said.

"The thing we do is to make it achievable for all fitness levels and so everyone, even people who don't go to the gym or for a run in the park, like it because its all about fun and getting filthy.”

Mr Gold said Obstacle Hell would be coming back to Bundaberg within six months to launch its first night obstacle course.

"This would be the first of its type in Australia.”


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