Are you taking on your first Tough Mudder, or moving up a course distance? First off kudos to you, and now for the insider look at the adventure you’re embarking on. Before your event we’ll sort you out with kit lists, obstacle get-to-knows, and all the tips and tricks you need to conquer the course on event day. But first off let’s get some Tough Mudder myths busted.
FIVE TOUGH MUDDER MYTHS BUSTED
MYTH 1 – I HAVE ZERO UPPER BODY STRENGTH, I’LL FAIL EVERY OBSTACLE.
The majority of the obstacles are designed to test teamwork and camaraderie. Meaning individual strength is only required on a small number of obstacles. We also have bypass lanes so if one or two of the obstacles are not for you, simply skip and come back to conquer next time. Plus, there will be plenty of Mudders on course who are willing to lend a hand to push / pull you over obstacles.
MYTH 2 – I’M SCARED I’M GOING TO EMBARRASS MYSELF.
Tough Mudder is all about teamwork, once you step on that course you become part of Mudder Nation. You’ll find your place on the course and quickly work out where your strengths lie. Our obstacles are designed to test you in a variety of ways. Some people might be super fit and strong, but when it comes to a mental challenge, everyone needs a little encouragement. Good with words … this is where you come into play. A bit of a joker? We all need a laugh to keep us going over 15K.
MYTH 3 – I HEARD I’M GOING TO GET INJURED?
As with any event of this nature injuries do occur. However, safety is of paramount importance to us and all our obstacles are tested and approved prior to each event. The majority of our obstacles are designed to have fun. Think jumping in muddy holes, sliding down a massive slip and slide or climbing all over your mates.
MYTH 4 – YOU HAVE TO BE AN ELITE ATHLETE OR MARATHONER TO TAKE PART.
Mudders come with all fitness levels and we have a Mudder for everyone. Tough Mudder 15K: includes 15km of mud and obstacles, along with 30 obstacles including elements of mud, water and ice. Tough Mudder 10K: welcome to the sweet spot. It’s a 10 km course, with 20 of our world-famous obstacles to tackle, such as Arctic Enema and Block Ness Monster. Tough Mudder 5K: shake up your boring 5K run with Tough Mudder’s 13 world-class obstacles that are designed to be challenging yet fun and all teamwork based. We like to think of the Tough Mudder 5K as the ideal way to pop your Mudder cherry, and we can guarantee you’ll want to come back and tackle the next level up next time.
MYTH 5 – I’LL NEVER GET RID OF THE MUD.
There’s one guarantee from a Tough Mudder event – you will get muddy. The mud will be through your clothes and shoes and even in places you didn’t think mud could go. Fret not, we’ve got you covered with rinse off and change facilities at every event.
feeling ready to take on your own Tough Mudder adventure? Sign up, grab your Tough Mudder ticket today and get ready ready to get down and dirty.