One hundred teenage students from across NSW took part in the 2019 Winter Warrior event at Lake Keepit Sport and Recreation Centre on 15 August with Woologoolga High School taking out the boys' and mixed race and Burwood Girls High School winning the girls' race and the fancy dress competition.
Woologoolga High School crossed the finish line in 2 hours and 47 minutes with Burwood Girls High School finishing in 3 hours and 11 minutes.
Designed exclusively for secondary students, the 15km endurance event saw teams of six go head-to-head with other schools to run, climb, jump and crawl through mud pits, vertical-climbing platforms and monkey bars.
The challenge included a five kilometre run followed by a two kilometre log and cinder block carry and an eight kilometer, 40-obstacle course complete with a mud run.
Competitors travelled from as far as Sydney, Trangie and Woolgoologa to compete in this year’s Warrior which included a kayaking leg for the first time.
Another new addition was a golfing challenge which saw contestants try and hit a ball closest to the marker.
The next major event at Lake Keepit Sport and Recreation Centre is Keepit Commando on Sunday, 13 October.