COLLINGWOOD, Ont. — Nancy Cameron, owner dispatcher – pretty much everything but driver and mechanic – with the small trucking firm Parks Transportation competed in a boot camp-style mountain racing competition over the weekend, completing the course and exceeding her own expectations.
The event, held June 14 at Blue Mountain Resort, involved running five kilometres through various obstacles – including running an entire ski slope from bottom to top. Terrain ranged from steep slopes to mud-soaked footpaths.
Participants also had to negotiate a spider web section of the course – similar to a series of rope ladders attached to each other – and leap over a fire, crawl underneath barbed wire and belly-crawl through small plastic culverts.
Cameron’s eight-member team, the Mud Runners, ranged in age from 18 to 60.
Nancy’s husband Bill said she put lots of training into her event preparation, running up steep gravel roads near the family home and practicing on a set of monkey bars.
“She even managed to find a way to work out during the day, at work,” Bill Cameron said. “When (the dog) needed out for his numerous yard patrols, she would move a 11×22.5 tire the length of the yard roadway and back to the office; not rolling it, but flipping it.”
Nancy finished in less than her target time.
“Dealing with ornery drivers or slow moving customs brokers should seem pretty easy after this,” said her proud husband, Bill. “As long as they don’t challenge her to arm wrestle.”
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