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The aQuellé Hermannsburg Mudman

28 January 2015


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Hermannsburg held its annual Mudman event in perfect summer weather conditions on Saturday 5 February. A bumper number of entries made it a really successful and happy day. The Mudskipper event for the little people had a all-time record of 180 entries, the main event - Mudman full and half distance had 593 entrants, bringing the grand total to a whopping 773 entries. Many of the participants are folk who have been with Mudman since its early beginnings, 13 years ago, they have stayed with the event and seen it grow and succeed.

The sponsors have been tremendous, the support of the local community, the participation of the representatives of the various support organisations of the school, lots of past pupils and the immediate school family all went towards making it a tremendous success and a happy event.

Many new aspects of the organisation and administration have developed the event into a more professionally run and more user-friendly event. ROAG's computer-generated registration system will be a tremendous help in stream-lining future events and the increased number of pre-entries, which take place via the website, just alleviate the on-the-day registration bottle-neck. 

The school section had a pleasing number of entries and there was a great amount of competition among the participating school teams. The High school challenge was won by Treverton.

 Individual entries drew some big names among them some top SA athletes. The full swim open 1st man home was Daniel Carleton and the women's race was won by Sarah Gray.

The full distance men's vets, swim option was won by Martin Dreyer and the women's vets was won by Monica Botha. 

All this and much more happened on the Mudman day - grateful thanks to all who came out in support of the event. 

Make a date with Mudman 2012, 4th February 2012. See you there!

 

4 comment(s)

Craig Buchanan
Awesome event, my first and definitly not my last. See you all at the next one!

Dee
Registration was a breeze but a bit disappointed with the results as last year they were broken down to individual times for the swim, cycle and run which is great for those athletes who want to know which disciplines they should be training harder in. Can that not be done for the next race?

Dee
Registration was a breeze but a bit disappointed with the results as last year they were broken down to individual times for the swim, cycle and run which is great for those athletes who want to know which disciplines they should be training harder in. Can that not be done for the next race?

Bronwyn
What fun. Awesome race. Loved the MTB ...great fun.. I agree! it's nice to have the individual times. Well done to the organisers...it was a fantastic race... Can't wait for hte next 2 and wish there was more!!!!!