PHOTOS: Mudder course tougher than ever
TOUGH Mudders copped the best and the worst of the Sunshine Coast over the weekend.
Saturday's deluge was backed up by a perfect winter's day yesterday, as competitors did battle with what many considered a much tougher course than the previous year.
Tough Mudder Australasia general manager Jeremy Kann said the heavy downpour on Saturday had made for perfect Mudder conditions.
"It was perfect with the course, the mud, people have been running through the course and absolutely loving it," Mr Kann said.
"We're hearing it's really strong, very tough with the new obstacles and the weather created great mud.
"We've had two very different days... we certainly had both elements."
While more than a few Mudders headed home worse for wear, with ankle, leg and shoulder injuries received by a brave few, Mr Kann said for the majority it was a great weekend of testing their limits.
"We had a few slips and falls, ankles, a shoulder or two," he said.
"It's a very tough course.
"There'll be a few sore and sorry people here."
With competitor numbers ticking over 12,000 this year, Mr Kann said the Coast had once again embraced Tough Mudder, despite Mother Nature doing her best to dampen spirits.
"You'll see headbands and Tough Mudder t-shirts getting around for a few weeks," Mr Kann laughed.
"The council and Caloundra Chamber of Commerce have been extremely supportive.
"We're looking forward to coming back next year."
New obstacles, including the much-vaunted Fire in Your Hole, were a hit with the endurance diehards, as well as old favourites including Electroshock Therapy, and were sure to feature in a few locals' nightmares for the following days.
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