Towards the end of last year, I had the pleasure of covering another round of; the fun packed event, Stadium Dash.
The KZN Stadium Dash, is an awesome obstacle event, that tries to rope in as many world class stadiums into one event as possible. This years addition saw Kings Park Athletes Track, Kings Park Stadium, Moses Mabhida Stadium as well as the Kings Park Swimming Pool all roped together to create an awesome race for everyone.
Not only was the event a challenge for the athletes, but it was also for the photographers. We had to find the quickest ways to get from point to point while navigating the ins and outs of the world class infrastructure.
But, I do thrive on a challenge and I loved every part of it.
The athletes started at Kings Park athletics track, jumping right into (well hopefully over) some hurdles. After that they found various obstacles in their path to get the blood flowing for what lay ahead. It was great to capture the smiles and laughs this early in, as I knew a few km's down the road they would be replaced by sweat and a puzzled face of what did I get myself into.
After venturing out of the athletics track, the athletes then stumbled into Kings Park Rugby Stadium. All I can say is, THERE WAS A LOT OF STAIRS. After climbing over some monkey bars and tackling a few other obstacles, athletes climbed stairs, stairs and some more stairs inside the stadium. But, it did look like everyone was enjoying themselves, well most of them at least!
After exiting Kings Park Stadium, the athletes crossed the road to enjoy the ins and outs of Moses Mabhida Stadium. From a trip through the gym, to climbing some more stairs, climbing over lots of bars and finishing it off with a car pull. Was very interesting to see how each athlete tackled each obstacle differently. Some tackled it in teams, while others just gritted their teeth and managed to do it alone.
To finish off the awesome event, athletes took the plunge into Kings Park Swimming Pool off either the 3 or 5m diving platforms. We had some real entertainers as well as some that were terrified, but that been said was great to see those tackle their fears and smash their goals. Last but not least it was a sprint lap over the pool, with a select few making it all the way over and the majority taking a splash, everyone looked like they had tones of fun.
It was great to be back at this amazing event, and I look forward to the next one!