Soccer mums mad about Miss Muddy

SMILES: Laura Forrester, Tracey Luxford, Biana Green and Siobhan Graham, of Greenbank, get dirty and colourful in Miss Muddy.
SMILES: Laura Forrester, Tracey Luxford, Biana Green and Siobhan Graham, of Greenbank, get dirty and colourful in Miss Muddy.

Four Greenbank soccer mums proved their mettle with mud as participants in Miss Muddy, held at Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton on September 9 and 10.

Soccer mum friends didn't let anything deter their good humour about participating in their first Miss Muddy.
Photos: John Muller

Soccer mum friends didn't let anything deter their good humour about participating in their first Miss Muddy. Photos: John Muller

Laura Forrester, Bianca Green and Siobhan Graham all met at the Teviot Downs soccer club at Greenbank and decided early in the year to compete. Joining them was Tracey Luxford, also of Greenbank.

“There were no kids, but there were firies and wine.  What’s not to love?” Ms Luxford said.

Ms Forrester said she started boot camp in January in preparation for the event.

“It was hard to start with but we went at our own pace,” she said. “We walked sometimes and jogged sometimes and there were different obstacles.

“I found scaling the walls the hardest and none of us have ever climbed a rope before.  But we walked away knowing we’d done it.”

The event attracted more than 15,000 women from across south-east Queensland and spanned more than 7km. The course included 24 obstacles, including a balloon battle, several mud pits, coloured powder room, ice baths and pit of foam to finish. 

The event is intended as a toned down version of Tough Mudder and was exclusively for women.

Ms Forrester said the group would definitely be keen to enter again next year, saying it was a challenge for the team and a lot of fun.

“I might be sore tomorrow,” she said on the day.