It’s a 16km obstacle course with at least 18 obstacles from the ice bath to muddy waters. Everything you need to get your fix of iron in your bloodstream.
The team consist of Liz, Ben & I. This is Liz and Ben’s first Tough Mudder challenge and my second attempt, the first time for me was back at Phillip Island, and it was 19km. I was a bit disappointed to find out it was only 16km.
Our group was great; we kept on running between obstacles at a reasonable pace at 6:40, which made it a good challenge and cut the time shorter for the day. You have to keep in mind that at every obstacle we came to there was a long line, we didn’t skip any, we wanted to wait and tackle the barriers so we can tick it off our list.
It’s called “Tough Mudder” for a reason, and that’s what happens, we were all covered in mud and more mud. After each muddy obstacle, our shoes got heavier, and that makes it harder to run.
My Favourite Obstacles
Arctic Enema, Tough Mudder
I love this one for the sake of shocking your system and be wide awake. You slide down the tunnel and straight into the bath full of ice and duck under the board to finish. Love it! Numbs your muscle and also give you strength to continue to push forward.
When I saw this, I was like damn that’s like Ninja Warrior shit right there. I like the fact that the monkey bar goes upwards, and you make your way across multiple bars and try not to fall in.
The Wall Thingy
No clue what this obstacle is called, but I love it. You jump right into the water and manually spin the block to help your fellow Mudder up and over. As you go down the other side, you switch/adjust your body to pull the block down to help with momentum.
Summary of Tough Mudder Melbourne 2017
I had a great time with the experience, and loving the obstacles. The only thing is the wait time on the challenges. I wouldn’t mind doing it again, but I prefer Spartan because that’s a race and it takes some effort and training. Where’s Tough Mudder feels like anyone can do, which is excellent.