I’m getting excited about doing The Stampede mud run this weekend (Saturday November 17th). Featuring mountains of hay, loads of mud, barbed wire and electrified wires pumping out 11,000 volts, it’s dirty clean fun 😉
The event is held at Mount Penang Parklands at Kariong and for participants and spectators alike, there is plenty of food, drink and entertainment all the way up to 7pm. Watch human chocolate bars get electrocuted and then participate in the a Tomatina, a tomato throwing fight featuring a few hundred kg of tomatoes.
This will be my fourth mud run, having participated in the Valley Stampede (The Stampede before they expanded), Warrior Dash, and Tough Mudder.
When I ran the Tough Mudder, I injured both of my knee joints and was unable to continue running once I reached 14km. I had to hobble stiff legged the last 6 km and I felt very disappointed at how it turned out. It was 2 weeks before I could walk normally again. I had intended to mak e up for this by powering through the 10km Stampede in under 1.5 hours. Unfortunately it is slow to heal, as evidenced by my recent attempt to go for a jog – I only made it to 2km before the problem reoccurred and I had to hobble back home. Since I had already paid for this event back in April, I downgraded my run to 5km, which I will have to briskly walk between obstacles. The staff at The Stampede have been great in helping me out with getting this organised as well as answering my questions. The Tough Mudder could learn from The Stampede staff.
For those that would like to participate in the mud run, tickets have sold out, but if you volunteer to work for a half day, you can get your mud run on, free food, free camping, and t shirt.
After the event we will be camping out afterwards at Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures which is a beautiful spot for camping as well as other activities such as kayaking, horse riding, quad biking, abseiling and a range of adventure activities.