On Saturday 19 Nov 2011 myself and several clients took on the adventure of the Valley Stampede in Glenworth Valley. This event was a cross country run of 5km with some obstacles along the way. We started in the 2:30pm wave. Some of us had participated in events like this before and others had never thought they would participate in something so crazy and fun.
Some of the obstacles were; a cargo net going over a bus, an ice bath, going over stacked hay bails, running through ankle high mud, making it across piles of tires, a zip line into the stream, and slippery dip into the stream, some more mud running, over and under some big logs, going through a pack of cows, making in through some ropes mazes, crawling through mud under some barbed wire, 10,000 volts of electricity and the big mud pit at the end.
“Remind me again, why am I doing this…? (Which is what I was actually asking myself for the first few km’s!)”
“After I caught my breath, I realised how much fun the whole day had been. But 10,000 volt electric shocks? That is not an obstacle, that is just cruel.”
“It was a good day – despite the mud…. I did generally enjoy myself apart from one fairly major dummy spit out on the course (somewhere between mud pit 32 and 33 I think… lol! I think they should actually rename it from Valley Stampede to mud crawl with a few short runs thrown in as obstacles!”
“This is one event where forefoot or barefoot running technique really helps by minimising slipping. Unfortunately my Nike Free’s were more attached to the mud than my feet – might have to switch to Vibrams next time. Funnest obstacle to spectate at was the electrocution gauntlet – knocking big guys flat on their arses.”
Scott Stefl 31:28, Matt Mazzaferro 32:43, Adrian Mazzaferro 33:00, Damien Flaherty 34:48, Brogan Cyrzon 34:55, Ian Lyons 37:45, Jess & Julian Ackad 45:16, Suze Cox 46:33, Nathan Lorusso 47:27, Tracey Taylor 49:40, Jodie Tucker 50:33, Iona Sangster 52:01, Zane England 56:37, Penny Martens 56:55 , Warwick Hall 1:07:21, Miah Hammond Errey 1:24:47.
The next event will be a similar race in the same place called the Warrior Dash on 11 Feb 2012.
This event seems to be more running and less mud. If you are interested in participating email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
It would be great to get another big group together for this one and have some fun.