Wee Toon Warriors battle it out in obstacle race

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Sixteen Wee Toon Warriors endured three hours of ice baths, electric shocks, swamp walks, jumping over fire into ponds, slippery slides, high wall climbs, log jumps, and more on a 10K obstacle course.

The members of Fiona Irwin’s health and fitness classes regularly challenge themselves at outdoor and indoor classes including cardio, pound, Metafit, core, dance, running, pilates, yoga and more, so this year they took on the Total Warrior challenge.

Total Warrior is one of the top obstacle races in the UK, with 25 to 30 punishing obstacles designed with input from ex-military personnel.

It was created to be the ultimate test of strength, stamina, mental determination and teamwork, with success dependent on survival rather than speed.

The group travelled to Balgone Estate, near Edinburgh, to take part, and as promised, the event featured mud, mud and more mud.

Fiona Irwin, who entered alongside her husband Stanley and the other Warriors, said: ‘It was awesome fun, many of the girls were challenging themselves for the first time and did themselves proud.

‘The girls have been in training for a long time for this and felt the benefit from their training when facing the challenges.

‘It was hard work and very cold but we are Warriors and got on with it.’