Tough Mudder: Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet!

The time has come back around for entering the honourably titled ‘Toughest Event on the Planet’ – Tough Mudder! These hardcore 12 mile-long obstacle courses have been designed by the Special Forces to put your strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie to the ultimate test! With the most innovative courses and 700,000 inspiring participants worldwide to date, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

Tough Mudder - Fitness FanMore than just an Event!

 Tough Mudder is a way of thinking – by competing, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, manage your fears, have an immense time and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that is experienced all too rarely these days.

What makes Tough Mudder probably one of the toughest events on the planet?

The 12 mile courses are specifically constructed to make you endure the toughest of obstacles whilst you attempt to run towards the finish line. There are on average 25 tough obstacles within each Tough Mudder event. These are designed to test your mental, physical and emotional strengths. Ranging from the ‘Mudders’ Everest’ – a quarter-pipe that requires you to sprint up and enlist the help of your fellow Mudders to hurl you over the ghastly summit; to ‘Electroshock Therapy’ – a sprint through a field of ~1000 live wires, some carrying as much as 10,000 volts of electric shock!

These terrifying yet exhilarating tough obstacles are a clear incentive of why the Tough Mudder Events are so popular around the globe. The sense of accomplishment you will gain from achieving each and every obstacle enhances the emphasis of taking on the obstacles in your own life and that enormous triumphal feeling of overcoming them.

Are you Tough Enough?

 Although the Tough Mudder Events take a huge amount of mental strength, grit, determination and team work, it is also all about capturing the Tough Mudder inner spirit! Whilst you endure the physical adrenaline rush that the 12-mile course grants you, Tough Mudder’s remind you that brining a sense of humour along with you on the day will aid you and your team hugely as you will be meted at the finish line with a pint and a live band, it’s pretty hard to take yourself completely seriously when you’re covered in mud!

Take the Online Tough Quiz and share your results with your fellow team mates.

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. You can complete the Tough Mudder experience as an individual with the mindset of a time trial goal; however to get over the 12 foot walls and through underground mud tunnels, you’ll need motivational boosts from fellow Mudders around you.

Tough Mudders are all team players who make sure no one gets left behind. All participants are therefore asked to join in reciting of the Tough Mudder Pledge before starting each event.

Tough Mudder - Mud Slide - Fitness FanAs a Tough Mudder I pledge that …

  • I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge.
  • I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time.
  • I do not whine – kids whine.
  • I help my fellow Mudders complete the course.
  • I overcome all fears.


If you fancy joining the Mudder fascination then click here for more information and online registration forms.

Keep a look out for Tough Mudder 2013 training regimes and advice!

Our very own Team member, Hayley is training long and hard to compete in the Tough Mudder challenge. Stay tuned to hear all about it.

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