First Semi Final – Hell & Back
In Hell & Back there are no hiding places and nobody knows that better then the coaches: Anna Geary, Davy Fitzgerald and Donncha O’Callaghan. They know their families are only one step away from that final in the cathedral of Irish sport, Croke Park.
In this first semi final Anna Geary will coach the Coneys from Tyrone, while Davy Fitzgerald will be pushing the Pierses from Kerry every step of the way and Donncha O’Callaghan will be urging the Lawlors from Limerick to give it everything. One of these families will leave the competition today and two will go through to the final.
The families take on Swamp Trek and Devil’s Mud Run in Hell & Back. These races will be punishing and unlike anything they are have every faced. They will wade through bog and swamp water and find themselves with nothing left in the tank. The exhaustion will be like nothing they’ve ever experience and the challenges will take their toll on the families.
This first semi final is a close fought battle in the early stages and becomes even tighter in the eliminator. Ultimately two families emerge from today and go on to The Final, keeping alive their chances of winning €15,000 and the title of Ireland’s Fittest Family 2018.
- Gary Coney is unwell after the first event and the medical team have to treat him