After a few weeks of mostly no preparation, Straight writers Kate Wilson and Amanda Siebert set out on the Sea to Sky en route to Whistler for the second annual Mudderella Whistler adventure race.
A quick trip up the Excalibur gondola saw us on our way to the start line for our 9:30 race time near the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Fellow Mudderellas were dressed to the nines, rocking combos of tutus, colourful socks, and witty custom-made t-shirts bearing slogans like, "mud, sweat, and beers", "mudder muckers", and "dirty nurses". We may not have measured up in that regard, but we rocked our Georgia Straight®Best of Vancouver T-shirts with pride.
After 10 kilometres of rocky trails, steep inclines, and filthy obstacles, we found ourselves crossing the finish line and entering the Mudderella Village, where dozens of other Mudderellas anxiously awaited their hard-earned T-shirts and glasses of Shocktop. (After all, the sense of accomplishment one achieves after trudging through mud in the chilly mountain air is always better when accompanied by a pint of the good stuff.) With that, here's a selection of pre- and post-race images from Mudderella Whistler.
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