After the Parallel bars, it was then into the Dark Tunnel in which there was a beam midway (of course you couldn't see the beam as it was dark), but I happened to find it was a nice big thud to the head, I think I actually saw stars.
The next one I always enjoy and have some fun with, you have to climb inside the tyres and climb up, again being smaller is more advantageous, once at the top you walk across at the cage and down the tyres on the other side. It was then back on your hands and knees and through another tunnel, this time it wasn't dark and just had a net above it.
Its funny as the next obstacles the final obstacle last year, but this one, is the one that started our involvement with the obstacle racing community,a year ago the life of me I couldn't do it. I just couldn't do it, even with Matt McDowell and Dave trying to help me up, teaching me the right technique, I just could not do it. So now being able to do the Rope Climb (without thinking), always puts a massive grin on my face.
When your not feeling great the next one isn't as easy (actually it wasn't easy last time either), the wall climb using the thinnest piece of rope, I did attempt it but just couldn't do it, again I wasn't feeling confident and after a few attempts I was better of completing the obligatory burpees.
If you love rolling or doing commando crawls then this is the one for you, I swear it is the longest Barb Wire Crawl in obstacle course racing. I was trying to do what Richard had taught me, roll then shuffle, but I still got a wave of motion sickness washing over me, so I ended up doing a combination of a commando crawl and roll and shuffle. This is the first time I had seen Jess since the start, so I knew I wasn't that far behind her.
I knew I still wasn't great at this point as usually I would run with the Tyre Drag but instead I did a fast walk, Muddy Hell did add something a little different with a maze in the middle, it had a choice of two paths, one had a dead end the other you could go through and get out the other side. Luckily I made the right choice and I was out the other side.