This September, Master Devon Waldron headed out to Seattle to do his third Tough Mudder event, inviting new blackbelt Austin Hunt to come out with him to participate. The Tough Mudder is a 10+ mile obstacle course race, and this year’s track out in Black Diamond, WA was miles of running through hilly forest and over large quarry rocks, with multiple obstacles including all of the Mudder Legion events. The team completed the event in approximately 2.5 hours, which is fast considering that most participants take between 3-5 hours to finish the event, and a percentage of participants don’t finish at all.
The Tough Mudder was the “main event,” but Master Devon – who completed two higher education degrees in the area – showed his blackbelt around Seattle and introduced him to lots of new experiences, especially Seattle cuisine! Hopefully this trip sets a precedent for other events like this so that Alliance can keep creating new possibilities for students.