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!

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

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