Tough guys and gals rise to the challenge
Mix up a stunning sunny day and the annual Burgen Tough Guy and Gal Challenge at Woodhill Forest is a recipe for dirty fun.
About 2000 entrants, with many dressed in crazy outfits and representing a range of businesses and organisations, slipped and slid up and down hills and through plenty of chilling water from July 5 to 7.
Some of the course at the Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre is regularly used by nor-west schools for cross-country.
This year a secondary schools event was introduced which is NZQA-approved for physical education students. It also features sections for school teams, parents and teachers.
The challenge is a series of unique off-road running events around New Zealand with the Auckland event held at Woodhill.
The course includes water trails, a spider's web net climb, mud slide, crawl under barbed wire, a tricky wire rope bridge, native bush trails, paddock running, swamp crossing and more mud.
A 6km or 12km option is available for competitors in the open men and women's class or the older brutes and beauties category.
Go to eventpromotions.
co.nz for the results.