Kicking through the mud – a new kind of challenge for Hastings kickboxers

While some people were just lounging in the sun and taking things easy at the weekend a team of five from Hastings Kickboxing Academy decided to get their kicks in a different way.

Ollie Lockwood, Jade Sargent, Sophie North, Scott Pells and Harvey Baker under the watchful eye of HKA chief instructor Carl Denne headed to Fawley, near Henley-on-Thames to take part in the London West Tough Mudder event.

Tough Mudder combines a gruelling 12 mile cross country course with a range of obstacles to climb over, scramble through or immerse yourself in, Carl says: “It was my first ever Tough Mudder, I’m really not a running person so to complete 12 miles was a huge achievement for me.”

The HKA team saw the event as ‘just another training opportunity’ and for Sophie who recently underwent shoulder surgery the event was a very special test that she came through with flying colours.

Here’s some photographs to celebrate HKA’s triumph outside the ring!

Muddy… very muddy. The HKA team at the end of Tough Mudder and feeling the sense of satisfaction of a job well down
Ollie Lockwood, Scott Pells and Harvey Baker.
Born with a smile on his face – Chief Instructor Carl Denne setting the pace.
Orange headbands all round – Ollie Lockwood, Carl Denne, Jade Sargent, Sophie North, Scott Pells and Harvey Baker.

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