Laidley racer wants help to overcome obstacles
FANCY doing a Spartan race or a Mad Cow Mud Run or a Dirt Wars Survivor or a Holt Bolt?
They may sound like computer program, but they are actually obstacle races, a trend that is sweeping the fitness conscious of the nation, with perhaps the Tough Mudder events the best known.
The Australian obstacle race titles are on in South Australia next month and one local is hoping to take part in the event they are calling True Grit.
Laidley mother of two Meagan Cover is an elite obstacle racer who has been chosen to represent Queensland in SA.
Meagan says she can't want for the challenge, but there's just one problem.
"I love the sport and I'm in the top ten in Queensland," Meagan said.
"But I'm a single mum and full time uni student doing animal science at UQ Gatton so I need all the financial help I can get to help me get to South Australia."
Meagan said she got into the sport as a way of getting fit after she had her second child.
"I just love the challenge and you just don't know what kind of course you are going to get each time," she said.
Meagan can expect a tough outing in SA with the 10km True Grit a military inspired obstacle challenge designed by Australian Special Forces.
The course has been designed to test mental resolve and stamina, with an emphasis on tackling obstacles but Meagan has the form to deal with it.
"I did the Spartan Race in Brisbane last weekend and picked up a Trifecta medal for the 7km sprint, the 14km Super and the 21km Beast events."
If you want to help Meagan achieve her goal of getting to South Australia, you can donate to her cause at the crowdfunding site GoFundMe