Kyabram and district will be well represented this weekend on the Tough Mudder assault course.January 18, 2013 12:30pm
Meg Johnson, Frank Scopelliti, Pip Inglis and Adam Basile are heading to Phillip Island this weekend for the Tough Mudda race.
Kyabram and district will be well represented this weekend as people from far and wide put their bodies to the ultimate test and take on the Tough Mudder assault course.
Meg Johnson and Pip Inglis are part of Wombat Mudda, a Lancaster Football Netball Club-based team, while Frank Scopelliti and Adam Basile will compete with the Tat Mudders team.
The Tough Mudder is a rigorous 20
Founded in 2010 by British special forces officers Will Dean and Mike Livingston, this year’s event will see participants from all over Victoria converge on Phillip Island to tackle the course.
Contestants must trek through more than 20
Mr Scopelliti said he was inspired to take part in the event by his friend Adam Basile and has used it as a motivator.
‘‘I generally stay in pretty good shape and I referee Regional Premier League soccer during the year, but this has given me some extra motivation,’’ he said.
Mr Scopelliti said Tat Mudders have only been preparing specifically for the Tough Mudder for about two weeks, but felt fairly confident they will be able to complete the course.
‘‘The only thing that worries me is the diving tunnel,’’ Mr Scopelliti said, referring to an obstacle where participants will have to dive under bobbing barrells in freezing water.
‘‘But I think we’ll be okay.’’
Ms Johnson and Ms Inglis started training for the course in November, but insisted they’re just going along to enjoy the event and hopefully complete it and get the feeling of achievement competitors get when they cross the finish line.
Tough Mudder events take place across the world and this year organisers are hoping to have more than 500
On-field medical emergency at Vibert Reserve highlights need for each club to have a defibrillator.
Local football talent Dan Howe played well in his first game for reigning AFL premiership club Hawthorn last Thursday night.
A mighty cheer may soon be heard down Merrigum way; the town has officially saved its post office.
Campaspe’s top cop will recommend a new roster trial, which sees Echuca police cover outlying towns for up to 16 hours a day, become permanent practice.
New point-of-sale technology has been installed at three post offices across the district which has seen sales as much as triple in some stores.
Elusive small man re-signs with club
Owners walk dogs through Seymour to counter some misconceptions abiout the breed after devastating Four Corners program.
The NSW Coalition government will not waver in its approach to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan
Hot on the heels of the inaugural Heathcote Community Games, organisers have thanked the community for its effort in making the first games a success.
Cobram bus users and the bus operator are pushing for more services, more often.
A court case site visit has lead to the brief closure of the Cobb Highway at Mathoura.
Fruit Growers Victoria plans to give fruit growers in Victoria more on-farm support as a result of its organisational restructure.
In a joint operatin between Police and VicRoads, truck drivers were stopped on the Hume Highway with 12 vehicles issued with defect notices.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.