When: 7th & 8th September (Yorkshire), 21st & 22nd September (Powys) and 5th & 6th October 2013 (Cheshire)
Where: At The Broughton Hall Estate, North Yorkshire BD23 3AE, the Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell, Powys, Wales NP8 1LP and the Cholmondeley Estate, Malpas, Cheshire SY14 8EZ
£: Entry costs from £80 – £120
What is it?
Tough Mudder is a 10 to 12 mile run with 20 to 25 military-style obstacles designed by British Special Forces.
The endurance phenomenon which swept America and Australia, first came to the UK last year. The brainchild of Will Dean and Guy Livingstone, Tough Mudder was founded in America in 2010 with three events and since has gone on to establish itself in Canada, Australia, the UK and Germany.
Unlike any marathon or mud run, Tough Mudder is not a race, but a challenge; a challenge to test mental toughness and physical endurance whilst emphasising teamwork and camaraderie. A number of the course’s grueling obstacles can’t be completed solo, and all participants are required to recite the Tough Mudder pledge before starting each event.
To get through mud, fire, ice water and 10,000 volts of electricity, you’ll need teammates to pick you up when morale is low. To get over 12-foot walls and through underground mud tunnels, you’ll need teammates to give you a boost and a push. Tough Mudders are team players who make sure no Mudder gets left behind.
The event is not about competing against peers, racing for the fastest time or winning a medal, but about taking part and completing what is “Probably the Toughest event on the Planet.” Simply completing a Tough Mudder is an achievement in itself and a badge of honour. And after a demanding, physically and mentally draining 12 miles, who needs a medal when you can have an ice-cold pint?
More info: Visit toughmudder.co.uk for more details and event registration.