Climb, flip, crawl to fitness

ALMOST 300 fitness enthusiasts flocked to the Border Battlefield early on Saturday.

Held by AllFit Albury Fitness Centre on the Hume and Hovell walking track behind the Kinross Woolshed Hotel, competitors were challenged by a 10-kilometre obstacle course.

A 2.7-metre container climb, five-metre wall obstacles, commando crawl, log carries, tyre flipping and ice bath were just some of the obstacles that littered the course.

The course catered for all fitness levels with dozens of sporting teams competing as part of their pre-season training.

Josh Hibbett, from AllFit Albury Fitness Centre, said the challenge was the biggest yet to be held on the Border.

“The feedback was awesome and everybody who competed said they loved it,” Hibbett said.

“The loved how well organised the challenge was — we put a lot more time and effort into the course this time which people appreciated.

“We were blessed with perfect weather and had 200 more competitors then the last challenge we held in November.

“There was only one injury — one competitor rolled an ankle.

“The most pleasing thing was the amount of sporting clubs that supported the challenge.

“There were 19 teams all-up, including Jindera and Henty football clubs, Lavington netballers as well as four teams from the army.

“The ice bath obstacle at the finish proved to be a big hit.

“It allowed competitors to cool down before enjoying a well-deserved beer and lunch at the Kinross afterwards.”

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