Team back from Active Farmers

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Active Farmers’ Boyd Rae competing at the games.
Camera IconActive Farmers’ Boyd Rae competing at the games.

A group of Great Southern men and women have returned from the Active Farmers Games where they were the first team to represent WA in the annual competition.

Nine people who take part in the local Active Farmers programs in Borden and Gnowangerup travelled to Temora in NSW for the games on March 14.

Trainer Boyd Rae said that when he mentioned the opportunity to compete at the games to people at his classes, he was pleasantly surprised to get three teams together to head east.

“Game day was a 2.5km course with 19 obstacles,” Mr Rae said.

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“All three teams of three were in the timed event. Some 30-odd teams competed in the timed event and one of our teams managed to take third place.

“The course was challenging, from hay bale climbs, to tyre pulls and flips, piggy backs, swimming, and my favourite — mud crawls.

“I just want to say a huge well done to all those that joined me and to everyone that attends Active Farmers classes, or any fitness studio for that fact.

“It’s a privilege to be able to exercise, and we certainly felt privileged to be able to compete in such a fantastic day.”

Mr Rae said that an Active Farmers Games in WA was already in the works.

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