Last weekend Pieter and myself headed off to cover the latest “Tough Mudder” obstacle course event in Glenworth Valley, about 80km north of Sydney.

The first obstacle was just the battle to get there…. with over 12500 people and a one lane dirt road into the venue it took what seemed like an eternity to travel the last 5km from the freeway exit.

We were there to get shots of “The world’s Toughest Tax return” where Rob Emphrams would file his Tax return whilst participating in the event using a Panasonic Toughbook laptop.

From an observers point of view, the course was every bit as tough as the course organisers would have you believe, and even dirtier than I could have imagined.

At one point  near the end  of the course, the scene looked like a sea of muddy zombies emerging from the grave, and I’m certain many of the competitors felt the part too.

 

Impressively the laptop did survive the punishment and Rob was able to file his return electronically.

 

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