This morning 500 muckers and about 50 muckchkins (little muckers) mucked around the mucky dams and mucken bush at Bushpig Adventures out in Theesecombe during the first (of what will become an annual) Muck Run in Port Elizabeth. The Muck Run is organised by Zports and consisted of a 8km trail run taking in muddy ponds and dams, crawling through mud and dust under cargo nets, climbing through tunnels, running over tyres and poles and sliding down a 50m slippery slide. It was the toughest 8km run I have done in my life and the fact that the first water point didn't have water made it even tougher. The KidZ took part in the muckchkins run over about a kilometer or two taking in most of the main obstacles while I joined the Damselfly's morning running group, the Charlo Taffies, in the main run. The run is a fun, non-timed event and we caught a lucky break by being allocated spots in the first group which meant that we hit the mud before it got too bad.
Drama Princess (in pink) approaching the Rabbit Holes trying to catch up to Chaos Boy -
picture by the Damselfly as I was on the course already
Drama Princess exiting the mud hole at the bottom of the 50m slippery slide
The Charlo Taffies heading along the course - photo by Chaos Boy
The Charlo Taffies (minus the Damselfly who couldn't take part as she's still recovering from her op) and some of our kids in front of the photo wall for our BEFORE photo
The AFTER photo. Yes, yes, I know I need to loose some weight and get into shape, but I'm working on it. Our next team challenge... Urban Run in September.
Just one post event note. Usually after races like this you get a medal that ends up in a drawer or box somewhere. Some even go straight into the bin. Zports went a different route with Muck Run and rather than medals gave every finisher a Muck Run bandanna instead. Very good idea.