Greymouth Mighty Mud Challenge

Greymouth mighty mud challenge

Mud mud glorious mud nothing quite like it for cooling the blood

what greymouth mud challenge

So follow me, follow, down to the hollow and there let us wallow in glorious mud

girl power greymouth mighty mud challenge

Well if mud cools the blood like “The Hippopotamus by Flanders and Swann’s” song says, then there was plenty of blood being cooled with the Greymouth Mighty Mud Challenge held at On Yer Bike.  Perfect location, perfect conditions.  WET AND MUDDY!

all smiles greymouth mighty mud challenge

in the creek greymouth mud challenge

Much rain had fallen overnight ensuring all the mud holes were nice and muddy and lots of water where water was needed to be.  This was going to be exciting!

starting line greymouth mighty mud challenge

Great turn out of over 160 entrants – most just competing for fun and to help raise money for Breast Cancer Research.  Plenty of fancy dress which added to the hilarity of the morning.

leading man greymouth mud challenge

colourful greymouth mud challenge

Starting gun sounded and everyone was off.  First couple of holes and little hills – they were ok but then the fun began in earnest.  Hidden mud holes, sink holes, deeper than they looked holes – it was brilliant.  Of course we can say that we were spectators.

splash might mud challenge greymouth

muddy good fun Greymouth mighty mud challenge

No-one seemed put off by the obstacles along the way, tarps over water holes to clamber under, tyres to squeeze through to then end up in a water hole, mud slides, water being thrown to make them more wet or more muddy…. the list goes on.

out from the deep greymouth mud challenge

The muddier the better –

in the drink greymouth mud challenge

the wetter the better.

fun on the barrel greymouth mud challenge

There were barrels to clamber over in water holes.  Some looked for tactics to keep them out of the water……..

face planting greymouth mud challenge

others made a meal of it.  Hey why not – you’re already muddy and wet and it is only going to get worse! It was a course filled with continual surprises.

smiles greymouth mud challenge

Thing that stood out the most for me though would be the smiles and the laughter.  This was for a great cause and it looked like great fun.  Nothing better than having an excuse to get down and dirty.

fun greymouth mighty mud challenge

enjoying the Greymouth Mighty Mud Challenge

With the finish line in site, the smiles continued and I’m sure people had never been so pleased to be hosed down.

Huge congratulations to On Yer Bike Greymouth for the venue and to Greymouth Seaside Top 10 Holiday Park for organising this outstanding event to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.  Biggest congratulations though to all the competitors – muddy good fun!

greymouth might mud challenge fun

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  West Coast has been named one of the top ten regions to visit in the world by Lonely Planet.  Make sure you add it to your itinerary – and at 500kms long make sure you take your time to take it all in!





About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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13 Responses to Greymouth Mighty Mud Challenge

  1. bulldog says:

    Now I can see why Stephen was not there, someone had to take the photos…. but Jan, why aren’t you in there.???

  2. SKEdaddle says:

    Not sure I would participate, what what awesome fun to watch! 🙂

  3. Pam says:

    What hardy souls you West Coasters are – Flanders and Swann would have been proud of you – loved that song. Gee, thanks for reminding me of my age!

    • coastingnz says:

      I couldn’t stop singing it to myself the whole time we were there! It was certainly a day of mud baths, mud face packs and even mud chocolate milkshakes LOL Got to be good for you and your skin!

  4. I think I could handle everything except the mud face plant. LOL –Curt

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