Specifically designed by an ex-member of the elite Army Range Wing it consisted of numerous punishing tests to test you both mentally and phisically.
In case the Sugar Loaf mountain, ponds, swamps, rivers and forest were not difficult enough, they also had to cope with running through 100ft maze of electric shocks, crawl under barbed wire, negotiate pit filled with tyers, surmount 10ft walls and slide their way through an avalanche of mud to name but a few. Working together as a team they fought their way through this gruelling course and all made it over the finish line. In this of all races though, finishing positions scarcely mattered, completing this crazy course was the sole objective of the majority of the field.
Word has it that they are already planning their next bashing with Hell and Back in June, some might say there is medication available for this kind of lunacy!
Well done to Martina Byrnes, Phyllis Richardson,James Beston, Maurice Crowe, Nora Cunningham, Claire Devitt and James Cunningham. They were also joined by local friends Bridget Coughlan, Sandra O'Brien and Jimmy Butler.