Tough Mudder is ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’ or so the organisers say:
In any case it looks like a lot of fun and the clue is supposed to be in the TEAM EFFORT. I know it sounds a bit like a corporate mumbo jumbo but be it running, jumping over the fences or plodding, or prancing as the case may be, through the mud and fire, not to mention THE BEER part, requires a team of soulmates … or just likeminded acquaintances. I have wanted to do some serious running for a while now but just running for hours doesn’t seem like much fun while getting dirty, partially drowned and possibly electrocuted along the way sounds way more appealing, at least in theory. There is still six months to go, so plenty of time to hit the gym/ squash court/ tattoo parlour (?) or whatever would work and get the team that would deliver on the day going. The training video from the Tough Mudder website says it all… if only everyone could grow a moustache:
I would think that the fitness level at the moment does not matter but everyone would have to be committed to get their arses in a shape to complete the course together. The team name, training, costumes and etc would be decided by all of us – sense of humour and open mind is required so please only sign up if you’re not lacking in these departments. Most of us would probably have serious and boring jobs (all grown up jobs seem to be like that, if your job is fun then I would be jealous and hate you but I promise to take it for the team) so the idea is to have fun and plenty of laughs during the mud run and any other future adventures if the mudder experience works – and work it must ;-)
See you soon.