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Rocky vegos to tackle 20km Tough Mudders obstacle course

Member of the Rockhampton Vegetarian Group are taking part in the Tough Mudder competition. Tracy Thompson, Krissy Wilhelmsen and Selina Woodholme.
Member of the Rockhampton Vegetarian Group are taking part in the Tough Mudder competition. Tracy Thompson, Krissy Wilhelmsen and Selina Woodholme. Sharyn O'Neill

THE Rockhampton Vegetarian Group is out to show the world just how tough they really are.

Founder of the group, Tracy Thompson, has challenged her members to enter a 20km obstacle course called Tough Mudder.

When Tracy first brought the challenge to the group, she said members thought the idea was a little crazy, and there was no way they would go through with it.

But the local vegan has committed to the challenge and has already recruited six of her members.

"There isn't a minimum or maximum of people per team, so if there's other vegetarians out there that want to join, that's great," she said.

The Tough Mudder competition is being held on the Sunshine Coast in August and has 20km of obstacles.

The course is tougher than it sounds, with all the obstacles designed by the British Special Forces.

But that hasn't scared Tracy and her fellow vegetarians off; their training is already well underway.

Member of the Rockhampton Vegetarian Group are taking part in the Tough Mudder competition. Selina Woodholme, Tracy Thompson, Krissy Wilhelmsen, Grant Woodholme and Paul Kanters. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Member of the Rockhampton Vegetarian Group are taking part in the Tough Mudder competition. Selina Woodholme, Tracy Thompson, Krissy Wilhelmsen, Grant Woodholme and Paul Kanters. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK230313svege3

"Most of us can run long distance, but we have to work on our upper body strength, we've got six months to improve," she said.

"We do train separately, but we like to get together at least once a week to do a run."

The team, who haven't decided on a name yet, are even planning to get dressed up for the course.

Tracy said that at the end of the day, it's just a bit of fun and another way to keep fit and healthy.

But if crawling through the mud and heaving yourself over fences and walls isn't quite your thing, not to worry, the vegetarian group will still have local events you can take part in.

Their next event in April will be barefoot bowling and their May event will be a vegan wine and cheese night.



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