Year 12 PEO

Physical Education outdoors:
The 6km Mud Run is a mixture of fun, adrenaline and physical exertion – as seen by Jayde Falconridge (above left) and Sam Metekingi (above right) navigating their way through part of the course.

It’s cross country, but not as you know it! Winter not quite wet or cold enough for you yet? How about dipping, diving, slipping and splashing through thick ooey-gooey mud to warm you up? Year 12 PEO students battled and conquered over 50 military-grade obstacles (and a tonne of mud) during the Matakana Mud Run challenge, on Wednesday.

Soleil Simard (Girls’ 1st Place) wrote the following report:

Our PEO class has been training for the past 8 weeks, even during the lockdown, leading up to our 6km mud run that we completed on Wednesday.

6km with 34 obstacles is no easy feat so we learnt how to develop a training programme and made sure that we trained properly and efficiently.

The mud run was not exactly what I expected, swimming was definitely a surprise, but I still had loads of fun and I am very proud of the time that I managed to complete it in.

There were many obstacles like a 3-metre wall, monkey bars, tunnels and there was a lot of mud! I slipped over a couple of times with all the mud and even got some in my eyes. My favourite obstacle was a flying fox over the creek, it was so much fun.

Everyone did amazingly well and completed the course even though it was so far out of some people’s comfort zones.

Well done everyone!