Last weekend I completed my second tough mudder. (me and L did it last year, you can see last years post here!). This year was much harder than last year due to a lot of rain. Who knew when we booked an August one it would be such crappy weather.
The before and after!
Tough mudder is an obstacle course set over 10-12 miles. The South West course when held at Cirenchester seems to be 11 miles. This year again I was wishing for 10 miles. This year we also completed the course on Sunday and although it was still full in our warm up when it was time to set up we didn’t have to deal with any of the really long queues we encountered last year on the Saturday. Sunday’s are also cheaper!
The guy below me gave me a boost after this photo was taken as I realised I was stuck ha!
It’s not the cheapest thing to do, (if you’re considering one definitely sign up sooner rather than later as it gets progressively more expensive!) the one thing that pulls me back to tough mudder as a challenge is that it’s not a race and is all about team work. Everyone on the day helps everyone and all around the course it’s like that!
This year some obstacles were changed to make them harder. Here is Mud Mile. Last year it was dry whilst we were running, this year between the humps was filled with water!
The favourites like Arctic Enema and Electroshock were still there as well as some new ones’s to try! Round the course I struggled this year due to the amount of rain that had left almost the whole 11 miles as running though mud which meant falling over lots and more pressure on my knees!
(clearly I’d just been hit by the electric shock here ha!!)
I’d really recommend tough mudder to anyone. Get your friends joined up as it really is great fun! And not many other races give you a pint as you cross the finish line!
I love that they mix it up each year and add to it. I definitely want to do more. Plus the motivation of a new coloured headband keeps me going!
Have you done a tough mudder before? Would you?
Love M xxx