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Tough Mudder

Postby MHiggi » 29 Sep 2012, 11:52

Has anyone done a ToughMudder event?

http://toughmudder.com/about/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I've signed up to do one in November and I have to say I can't wait.
ToughMudder wrote:Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. Tough Mudder is more than an event, it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.

Marathon running is boring.

And the only thing more boring than doing a marathon is watching a marathon. Road-running may give you a healthy set of lungs, but will leave you with as much upper body strength as Keira Knightley. At Tough Mudder, we want to test your all-around mettle, not just your ability to run in a straight line, on your own, for hours on end, getting bored out of your mind. Our obstacle courses are designed by British Special Forces to test you in every way and are meant only for truly exceptional all-around people, not for people who have enough time and money to train their knees to run 26 miles.

Mudders do not take themselves too seriously.

Triathlons, marathons, and other lame-ass mud runs are more stressful than fun. Not Tough Mudder. As hardcore as our courses are, we meet you at the finish line with a beer, a laugh, and a rockin’ live band. It’s pretty hard to take yourself seriously when you’re covered in mud and have just finished an obstacle called ‘Just The Tip’, so please don’t show up at a Tough Mudder without a sense of humor. Just check out the ridiculous team costumes in our event photos to get a feel for the spirit of Tough Mudder.

You cannot complete a Tough Mudder course alone.

To get through mud, fire, ice-water, and 10,000 volts of electricity you’ll need teammates to pick you up when your spirits dip. 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 one gets left behind. To that end, all Mudders are expected to uphold our ideals and exhibit teamwork and camaraderie both on the course and off it.

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby McShanks » 02 Oct 2012, 20:36

I ran Tough Mudder Scotland back in July :D

Thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was just the right side of tough. Best tip I can give is to go in the first group of mudders. The course will churn up very quickly and there can be long queues for some of the obstacles.

You can get a feel of the course from this vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-rYB9b0 ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The last obstacle was called electo-shock therapy. which involved a 20m run through with electrified wires whilst jumping over haybales. Thankfully the electoshock version I faced was quite tame compared to this :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAqRCKmu2U4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby unc.si. » 19 Nov 2012, 14:35

Was talking about this at the weekend. One of my mates has set up a team so might be joining in for the May event, as long as it doesn't clash with a Belgian cycling weekend I've got planned around then as well.

Let us know how you get on MHiggi.

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby DrBunker » 19 Nov 2012, 17:20

My wife was trying to get us signed up for this but I'd need to do it with a few folks to make it more fun I think. I like the fact that it's more about getting through it than getting the best time, although doing it as a couple might disprove that statement very quickly...

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby MHiggi » 17 Mar 2013, 18:42

Forgot to report back about how it went, sorry for the delay unc.

The event was fantastic though. Given that it was in northwest England in the middle of November, we were very lucky with the weather (12 degrees and dry). It wasn't as challenging as I thought it might be... I found the 25 army-style obstacles fairly straightforward (apart from the last 2), but it was really muddy (I shouldn't have been surprised, given the name of the event - but I was!) to the point where I was running passed someone who was stuck and I had to help them on their way.

The penultimate obstacle was called Everest and by the time we got there it was very crowded; we had to wait about 15 minutes, which just meant I started cramping up. As I was getting over the top, I sliced my knee open (I was wearing trousers so didn't realise until I was in the showers afterwards!) and that meant I ended up in hospital for stitches.

And the last obstacle was called Electroshock Therapy:


I'd definitely recommend giving it a go and I'm doing it all over again in June, this time with 15 colleagues from work.

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby tedbull » 29 Apr 2013, 13:20

Some mates at work have convinced me to sign up for the Perth mudder in October. Got to say, I'm going to need a fair bit of training to finish it.

Any more mudder experiences out there? Unc, you still going in May?

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby unc.si. » 29 Apr 2013, 13:33

Hi Ted, didn't enter in the end - having a few problems with my Achilles. Partial tear a while back and it's taking a while to heal up. Running doesn't really help it so having to just stick to cycling.

Mates are doing it. Sounds great, although don't like the idea of hanging around waiting for obstacles though.

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby murf » 29 Apr 2013, 13:39

unc.si. wrote:....don't like the idea of hanging around waiting for obstacles though.
HTFU and get there first then.

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby unc.si. » 29 Apr 2013, 13:42

murf wrote:
unc.si. wrote:....don't like the idea of hanging around waiting for obstacles though.
HTFU and get there first then.
What, with my feet?

(only really works if you're a Porridge fan :lol: )

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby mike_d99 » 29 Apr 2013, 13:54

unc.si. wrote:having a few problems with my Achilles.
Think the majority of FISO suffer from similar symptoms.

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby unc.si. » 29 Apr 2013, 14:19

mike_d99 wrote:
unc.si. wrote:having a few problems with my Achilles.
Think the majority of FISO suffer from similar symptoms.
Mine will get better though

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby tedbull » 29 Apr 2013, 14:39

unc.si. wrote:Hi Ted, didn't enter in the end - having a few problems with my Achilles. Partial tear a while back and it's taking a while to heal up. Running doesn't really help it so having to just stick to cycling.

Mates are doing it. Sounds great, although don't like the idea of hanging around waiting for obstacles though.
I'm thinking the waits in between running will be the only thing that saves me. Electric shocks should be fun. I have a bit of a confined space thing so the tunnel crawls have got me a bit freaked.

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby DrBunker » 30 Apr 2013, 12:11

mike_d99 wrote:
unc.si. wrote:having a few problems with my Achilles.
Think the majority of FISO suffer from similar symptoms.
:lol: Nice.

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Re: Tough Mudder

Postby tedbull » 27 Oct 2013, 10:35

Did my mudder yesterday and had a great time.

In terms of toughness, I felt like I still had a bit in the tank. About the toughest bit was a decent stretch (maybe 6kms with one non-water obstacle in the middle) of hill running. The big strength training boys really faltered at that point.

Obstacles were generally good fun and I suspect we got a lot of water ones to counter the near 30 degree temperatures. Only had to wait at one obstacle (walking the beam 'twinkle toes') but that was about 10 minutes.

Got up Everest in one go but met up with someone afterwards who's facing serious dental costs after faceplanting it. Poor girl was a right mess.

All up I'd definitely recommend it. Anyone can get that distance with a little bit of running in their training. And the beer at the line was very well received.


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