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GNW: Sydney to Newcastle FKT 2021

Spartan World Championship Tryouts

Today I set a new record for time from the start of a race to being completely covered in mud of <10 seconds as the Spartan World Championship Team tryouts started down the super steep hill and I slipped, fell and then started sliding down the hill. The Coast Runnersshop had given me a shiny new green shirt to wear, like all my other clothes from today It’s now brown. I found the tryouts insanely difficult as we had to carry 25kg+ sandbags up and down super steep hills, drag a tyre up and down a hill, then a couple of extra km's, cement blocks up and down hills, hangs & pull-ups, spear throw, lots of burpees and burpee jumps, lunges (actually this part I found ok), 20kg deadball carry, 40kg farmers carry, and a couple of runs (this was my favourite part). The part of the day that I found the hardest was the sandbag carry in front, so to mimic a bucket carry we had to switch the 25kg+ sandbag from our shoulders and could only carry it in front of us, up a hill then down the