Fun aplenty at local ‘Mudman’

2008-02-06 00:00

The ninth annual Hermannsburg Mudman Challenge was held last weekend with over 600 competitors in the various races and at least 3 000 visitors at the event, which was held at Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg.

Public Relations officer for the event, Stella Cockburn, was thrilled with the numbers and was already looking forward to next year’s 10th anniversary festivities.

“We are absolutely chuffed with this year’s turnout, and it has gone better than ever,” she said. “The event has grown beyond our expectations, and to think that the first time we held it we only had 101 competitors, and now we have over 600.”

The growing popularity of the event was illustrated by the number of out-of-town visitors, including Kenya’s Lindsay Roundturner, who won the women’s short-distance triathlon.

“Word of mouth seems to be our best advertiser, and we are looking forward to an even bigger field for our tenth anniversary next year,” Cockburn added.

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